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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

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
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