Miss Lowenna Jones (she/her)

Department of Politics and International Relations

PhD research student

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD scholar Lowenna Jones
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Miss Lowenna Jones
Department of Politics and International Relations
Alfred Denny, Floor E Research Office
Alfred Denny Building
Western Bank
S10 2TN

Lowenna is an inter-disciplinary PhD researcher working at the interface of science-policy. With a background in Conservation Biology and Ecology, Lowenna joined the Department of Politics in September 2021 as a NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) funded student within the ECORISC (Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment Towards Sustainable Chemical Use) Centre for Doctoral Training. Broadly, Lowenna's research focuses on regulation of chemical risk, particularly within the United Kingdom (UK) following the UK's departure from the European Union (EU) (i.e., Brexit). Through her research Lowenna will utilise an array of methodologies in the natural and social sciences to explore issues of de-regulation, dis-engagement and divergence from the EU whilst, also developing, testing and exploring novel methodologies and approaches for evidence-based decision making.

  • BSc Conservation Biology and Ecology (University of Exeter)
  • Masters by Research (MbyRes) in Biological Sciences (University of Exeter)
Research interests

PhD title: 'Environmental Risk Assessment Post Brexit: Science, Policy and Regulation'.

Research interests include:

  • regulation of chemical risk
  • post-Brexit environmental policy and politics
  • systematic evidence synthesis
  • decision-making processes across the science-policy interface
Teaching activities
  • SMI105 'Data Visualisation' module Co-lead, Sheffield Methods Institute.
Professional activities and memberships

Lowenna is also supported by the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield as Grantham Scholar.