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Professor Cheryl Jones

MBBS (Hons), FRACP, PhD

Professor Cheryl Jones

Professor Cheryl Jones is the Stevenson Chair of Paediatrics and Department Head, at the University of Melbourne, an infectious diseases physician at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and an internationally recognised research leader in childhood infectious diseases, particularly emerging infectious diseases of the brain in children, and vertically transmitted infections. She leads the Brain infection group at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the CNSI3 Node at the Marie Bashir Institute for infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (Sydney) and the Australian Childhood Encephalitis (ACE) study She has earned >25 million in peer reviewed funding including three NHRMC Centres for Research excellence, most recently NHMRC CRE in protecting the public against emerging infectious diseases (CREID). She is President of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID), and holds many other key executive roles.