Dr. Nicola Jones

Research Associate in Fire Toxicity

School of Physical Sciences and Computing

JB Firth Building, JBF101

+44 (0) 1772 89 5154


Subject Areas: Engineering, Chemistry, Energy and Sustainability, Fire

Full Profile

Dr. Nicola Jones joined the Centre for Fire and Hazards Science in 2015 and is currently a Research Associate in fire toxicity. Her research interests include smoke toxicity, plastics pyrolysis, recycling, and sustainable construction. Most recently she has carried out smoke toxicity research on both a small and large scale, of a variety of materials under different fire conditions. Nicola also has experience of portable sampling from large scale burns at specialised facilities.

  • PhD: ‘Pyrolysis of composite plastic waste’, Department of Fuel and Energy, University of Leeds, 2003.
  • BSc (Hons): Environmental Energy, 2.1, Department of Fuel and Energy, University of Leeds, 1999
  • PGCE: Secondary Chemistry. Manchester Metropolitan University, 2014.
Research Groups
  • Centre for Fire and Hazards Science
Teaching activities and responsibilities
  • FZ 3025 Advanced concepts in chemistry – polymer chemistry


Fire behaviour of modern façade materials – Understanding the Grenfell Tower fire. McKenna, S.T., Jones, N., Peck, G., Dickens, K.D., Pawelec, W., Oradei, S., Harris, S., Stec, A.A., Hull, T.R. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 368, pp. 115-123. 2019.

Using recycled demolition waste in concrete building blocks. Soutsos, M.N., Millard, S.G., Bungey, J.H., Jones, N., Tickell, R.G., Gradwell, J. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability. Vol 157, issue 3, pp. 139-148. 2004.

Pyrolysis of composite plastic waste. Cunliffe, A.M., Jones, N., Williams, P.T. Environmental Technology. Vol 24, issue 5, pp. 653-663. 2003.

Recycling of fibre-reinforced polymeric waste by pyrolysis: Thermo-gravimetric and bench-scale investigations. Cunliffe, A.M., Jones, N., Williams, P.T. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. Vol 70, issue 2, pp. 315-338. 2003