Professor Alison Jones
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health Strategy) and Executive Dean - Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong
Professor Alison Jones is the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Health Strategy) and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, at the University of Wollongong. The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health includes the following Schools: Medicine, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Earth and Environmental Sciences. Previously, Prof Alison Jones was the Dean of Medicine at the University of Wollongong, and the Dean of Medicine at the University of Western Sydney.
Professor Jones is a toxicologist and a highly-regarded researcher whose work has changed clinical practice. Professor Jones maintains strong, collaborative research partnerships with health and medical researchers around the Illawarra in areas as diverse as psychology and paediatrics, and contributes to major health studies with researchers at the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Neuroscience Research Australia and University of Western Sydney, among others. Welsh-born Professor Jones studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and was Head of Medicine at London’s Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital and Director of Britain’s National Poisons Service. She serves as a high-level toxicology adviser to NSW Ministry of Health, Expert Advisory Group on Air Pollution, and the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Preventative Health.
Professor Jones has over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, and currently works at Blacktown Hospital in Toxicology, and Wollongong Hospital in General Medicine.
Professor Alison Jones is an Executive Board Member of Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand (MDANZ). Professor Jones has a strong track record in health system and education system transformational change and reform.
Professor Alison Jones was awarded a rare and prestigious fellowship by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) in September 2013, cementing her reputation as one of the world’s leading clinical toxicologists. The title of fellow, or FAACT, is awarded to less than 20 per cent of members.
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