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Ms Christina Francis

Ms Christina Francis

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


London South Bank University


London South Bank University


University of Technology, Jamaica


Advance HE


Project Management Institute

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)

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.

Other public sector
Energy Insitute
University of Edinburgh

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


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.

June 2021

Filter publications

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.

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.

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.