Offices: United Kingdom
Matthew Jones is a Principal Consultant with over twelve years of experience in energy and climate change policy and evaluation. He has delivered programme evaluations, regulatory impact assessments, product and market studies and Monitoring & Evaluation frameworks for international, European and national public bodies. Matthew has expertise in a broad range of qualitative and quantitative methods, including: literature reviews, in-depth interviews, multi-country/stakeholder surveys and evaluations using both experimental and theory-based evaluation approaches.
Matthew has contributed to the delivery of a number of important projects that have helped inform energy and climate change policy at the European Commission and UK government, with examples that include: a theory-based evaluation of the Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); a study for DG Energy that identified policy recommendations and improved guidelines to support Member States in implementing the Energy Efficiency Directive; an Industrial Decarbonisation Roadmaps to 2050 project for UK government (BEIS); and, an assessment of the implementation of the E-PRTR Regulation for DG Environment.
He has also contributed to a number of other key pieces of work, which include: a process and impact evaluation of the Horizon 2020 programme on energy efficiency and system integration for DG Energy; and a capacity building project for the World Bank and Turkish government which developed an evidence base and recommendations for policy and legislative alignment with the EU Energy Acquis. Matthew was recently selected to the BEIS UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (PACT) expert roster and its capacity-building programme running through the UK government’s International Climate Finance portfolio.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Matthew worked for DNV GL Energy and AEA Technology (now Ricardo) as a consultant and for the European Commission as an independent consultant, where he developed his knowledge and expertise in energy and climate change policy and evaluation techniques.
Matthew spent his early career in academia, where he became a Chartered Physicist and worked as a Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and as a Post-Doc at the École des Mines de Saint-Étienne (EMSE). Matthew has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics from the University of Hull, an MSc in materials science from the University of Manchester and a PhD in physics/materials from the University of Manchester (UMIST).