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Ms Christina Francis

Ms Christina Francis

francc23@lsbu.ac.uk

Civil and Building Services Engineering

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I am a Building Services Engineering Lecturer. Prior to this role, I worked as a Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh undertaking interdisciplinary studies covering energy evaluation and multicriteria assessment of smart local energy systems, in addition to supporting energy engineering learning and teaching disciplines.

I am also a certified project management professional (PMP) with core experiences in sustainable energy systems having worked as an Energy Engineer for over 5 years retrofitting air conditioning and water heating systems for hospitals and schools as part of the Caribbean Energy Efficiency Initiative sponsored through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Research work entails:

Whole Systems Understanding

Energy Evaluation & Multi-criteria Assessments

Local Energy Systems

Sustainable Energy Systems

Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Systems

Transport Refrigeration Systems

Courses taught

Building Services Engineering - HND

Building Services Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Building Services Engineering - MSc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Bukola Grace EkpetiDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
PhD

London South Bank University

2013
2018
MSc.

London South Bank University

2009
2010
BEng

University of Technology, Jamaica

2000
2004
AFHEA

Advance HE

2020
2020
PMP

Project Management Institute

2011
2011
Resarch Associate - Local Energy Systems
University of Edinburgh

Undertaking research related to the development of a multicriteria assessment framework for Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) demonstration projects and other local energy systems.

o Disseminating of research findings through internal reports, conference proceedings and journal publications

o Contributing to writing bids to win on-going research grants

o Help supervise PhD and Master project students

o Working collaboratively with other RA’s, industrial and academic partners

o Contributing to the engineering learning and teaching disciplines as appropriate such as preparing, marking, assessing, and coordinating developments of specialized

courses. Namely:

*Tutorials and Hybrid Seminars - Engineering Thermodynamics 2 (100% UG Level)

*Tutorials and Hybrid Seminars - Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering for Renewable Energy 3 (100% UG Level)

*Guest Lecture - Sustainability, Society and Ethics (<5% UG Level)

*Guest Lecture - Solar Energy Conversion (<10% PG Level)

*Guest Lecture - EPSRC and NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) (<5% PG Level)

2019
2021
Education
Energy Engineer
Ministry of Energy | Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ)

o Worked on government and multi-lateral funded projects such as UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and CDB (Caribbean Development Bank).

o Worked with the Energy Efficiency Unit conducting energy management, assessment, and evaluation on hospitals and schools

o Developed and managed renewable energy/energy efficiency projects from the concept stage through to implementation until the closing of the project using PMBOK (Project Management Book of Knowledge) principles.

o Energy projects include power factor correction, retrofitting lights and air conditioning systems with more efficient ones, installing solar water heaters and solar

electricity systems etc

o Organized and conducted educational energy seminars, presentations and exhibitions.

2006
2013
Other public sector
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Innovate UK 2024StegoSolar v2 – enhanced solar PV performance through passive coolingCo-Investigator
Energy Insitute
2020
University of Edinburgh
Other

Support the dissemination of findings from the interdisciplinary research developing multi-criteria assessment for Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) with the EnergyREV Consortium for the UK Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) demonstration

and design projects.

Energy Evaluation

Multi-Criteria Assessment

Smart Local Energy Systems

Rne

Sustainable Development Goals

April 2019
Institute of Refrigeration | STEMazing

Be a visible female role model in STEM by delivering and engaging in online STEMAZINGKids session aimed at inspiring and promoting diversity and inclusion and changing outdated perceptions.

Industry
June 2021

Carbon accounting in the context of multi-criteria assessment for SLES: challenges and opportunities
Gudlaugsson, B., Francis, C., Ingram, D. and Thomson, C. (2023). Carbon accounting in the context of multi-criteria assessment for SLES: challenges and opportunities. ICARB 2023 Conference Measuring Net Zero: Carbon Accounting for Buildings and Communities:. Edinburgh ICARB.

Emerging business models in local energy markets: A systematic review of peer-to-peer, community self-consumption, and transactive energy models
Schwidtal, J.M, Proadpran, P, Troncia, M, Chitchyan, R, Montakhabi, M.,, Francis, C., Gorbatcheva, A, Capper, T., Mustafa, M,A, Andoni, M., Robu, V, Bahloul, M, Scott, I, Mbavarira, T., Espana J.M. and Kiesling, L. (2023). Emerging business models in local energy markets: A systematic review of peer-to-peer, community self-consumption, and transactive energy models. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 179 (113273). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2023.113273

Weighting Key Performance Indicators of Smart Local Energy Systems: A Discrete Choice Experiment
Francis, C., Hansen, P., Guðlaugsson, B., Ingram, D.M. and Thomson, C.R. (2022). Weighting Key Performance Indicators of Smart Local Energy Systems: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Energies. 15 (24), p. 9305. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15249305

Exploring the challenges in developing a multi-criteria assessment for smart local energy systems
Francis, C., Guðlaugsson, B., Thomson, R. C. and Ingram, D.M. (2022). Exploring the challenges in developing a multi-criteria assessment for smart local energy systems. energy evaluation europe.

Peer-to-peer, community self-consumption, and transactive energy: A systematic literature review of local energy market models
Capper, T., Gorbatcheva, A., Mustafa A. M., Bahloul M., Schwidtal J.M., Ruzanna C., Andoni M., Robu V., Montakhabi M., Scott Ian J., Francis, C., Tanaka M., Espana Juan M. and Kiesling L. (2022). Peer-to-peer, community self-consumption, and transactive energy: A systematic literature review of local energy market models. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 162 (2022), p. 112403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112403

Impact of local energy markets integration in power systems layer: A comprehensive review
Dudjak, V., Neves, D., Alskaif, T., Khadem, S., Pena-Bello, A., Saggese, P., Bowler, B., Andoni, M., Bertolini, M., Zhou, Y., Lormeteau, B., Mustafa, M.A., Wang, Y., Francis, C., Zobiri, F., Parra, D. and Papaemmanouila, A. (2021). Impact of local energy markets integration in power systems layer: A comprehensive review. Applied Energy. 301 (2021), p. 117434. https://doi.org//10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117434

Developing the framework for multi-criteria assessment of smart local energy systems
Francis, C., Sierra Costa, A., Thomson, R. C. and Ingram, D.M. (2020). Developing the framework for multi-criteria assessment of smart local energy systems. energy evaluation europe.

Sustainable Refrigerated Road Transport – Investigating the Scale of Carbon Emissions from Direct- Drive Last Mile Refrigerated Vehicles
Evans, J, Francis, C., Davies, G., Maidment, G, Hammond, E and Gigiel, A (2019). Sustainable Refrigerated Road Transport – Investigating the Scale of Carbon Emissions from Direct- Drive Last Mile Refrigerated Vehicles. IOR proceedings. London 07 - 07 Mar 2019

Overview of Sustainable Refrigerated Road Transport Systems
Davies, GF, Francis, C., Evans, JA and Maidment, GG (2017). Overview of Sustainable Refrigerated Road Transport Systems. in: Smithers, G, Day, L, Ferranti, P, Fischer, A, Glibetic, M, Knoezer, K, Lee, A, McSweeney, P, Robertson, G, Schasteen, C, Smith, N, Tanner, D and Varelis, P (ed.) Reference Module in Food Science Elsevier.