Having been involved in the field of health care for nearly two decades, Cheryl Jones, Ph.D., has attained extensive knowledge in the areas of infectious diseases, encephalitis, emerging infections of the central nervous system, research, education, pediatrics and child health. She utilizes her invaluable proficiency to serve as a Professor of Pediatrics and Deputy Dean for the University of Sydney, as well as a pediatric infectious disease physician for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, where she heads the Centre for Perinatal Infection Research. She is responsible for leading research on central nervous system infection, immunity and inflammation for the University’s Marie Bashir Institute and Infectious Diseases Institute activities. She is a member of the International Encephalitis Society. Additionally, Dr. Jones contributes to programs for mentorship and professional development of postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical researchers. Her main research interests are in the field of childhood infectious diseases, in particular, the mother-to-child transmission of viruses and infectious encephalitis.
A fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Dr. Jones possesses a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Tasmania, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney. Her pediatric infectious diseases fellowship was undertaken at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
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