Professor Alison Jones MD

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Health and Communities) (2017-present); and
Executive Dean, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health (2014-present)

Professor Alison Jones MD, FRCPE, FRCP, CBiol FRSB, FRACP, FACMT, FAACT, GAICD graduated in biochemistry and medicine from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She completed specialist training in Edinburgh as a general physician and clinical toxicologist, completing her MD by research in invasive haemodynamic measurement of drug actions in patients with liver disease.

She was appointed as a Consultant to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, where she also served as Head of Medicine and Director of the National Poisons Centre. Still clinically and research active and bringing more than 25 years’ experience, Professor Alison 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 and contributes to major health studies with researchers in leading universities. Prof Jones has served as medical dean of two new medical schools in Australia (WSU and UOW). 

She serves on the Executive and as secretary of Medical Deans Australia & New Zealand (MDANZ), on the Board of the PHN Coordinare and is the Regional Adviser for Queensland, ACT and NSW for Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE). She formerly served two terms as Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). 

Professor Jones’ current leadership portfolio encompasses leadership of UOW’s cutting edge Health and Wellbeing Strategy which will deliver a transformational suite for healthcare and wellbeing designed to address global and regional health challenges; this includes the Health and Wellbeing precinct at Innovation Campus, Molecular Horizons and collaboration with Western Sydney in health. She leads the UOW strategy for all metropolitan (including Sydney and Liverpool) and regional campuses. She provides leadership for Indigenous inclusion and outreach and has a passion for effective engagement with diverse communities. 

Professor Jones also serves as a high-level toxicology adviser to NSW Ministry of Health (including medical countermeasures), NHMRC and other government departments. She served on the Expert Advisory Group on Air Pollution, and the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Preventative Health. 

Professor Alison Jones was awarded a rare and prestigious fellowship by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) in September 2013. 

Support staff contact:

Belinda Holl
Senior Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Health and Communities) and Executive Dean, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Ph: +61 2 4221 4331

The Vice-Chancellor’s Unit
Building 36 &
Building 41, Room 260
University of Wollongong
NSW, 2522, Australia.