Prof Alison Jones
Australia - Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory

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Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong, in New South Wales Australia

Professor Alison Jones is Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong, in New South Wales Australia. She is a graduate of the Edinburgh Medical School and completed her research higher degree and clinical training in medicine and clinical toxicology in Edinburgh. She was appointed to Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital London as Consultant Physician in 1998, received her FRCPE in 1999 and was subsequently Head of Medicine and Director of the National Poisons Information Service at those hospitals. At that time she served the College as Regional Adviser for Greater London.

In 2006, she moved overseas to take up the Professor of Medicine and Clinical Toxicology post at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle in Australia. She received her FRACP in 2009. In 2011 she was appointed to her current role as Dean of a new medical school at the University in Wollongong, which focuses on producing doctors for regional, remote and rural Australia. The training hubs from this school are as far west as Broken Hill and as far North as Murwillimbah, and include an emphasis on Indigenous health. She has a passion for best quality clinical teaching and collaborative and translational clinical research, with a strong research track record. She continues active clinical practice in general medicine (Hunter New England Health) and Clinical Toxicology (Blacktown Hospital, Western Sydney). She is toxicology adviser to the NSW Health Ministry and other governmental agencies.

She is currently a Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra, a member of the NHMRC translational research committee and Secretary of the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand. She is a people person, and likes to have contact with trainees and senior colleagues alike. She is delighted to take up the role as RCPE Regional Adviser for NSW, ACT and Queensland.