Professor Jones is the Associate Dean (head) of the Biosciences and Food Technology Discipline (department) leading a group of almost 70 academics and research staff. He has a demonstrated track record of research, teaching and leadership within the higher education sector with experience in both the UK and Australia.
Oliver obtained his PhD from Imperial College London in 2005, after which he joined the University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral fellow in Biochemistry until 2009. He then worked as a lecturer at the University of Durham before moving to RMIT in 2012.
Oliver’s research expertise is in the field of Analytical Biological and Environmental Chemistry with interdisciplinary applications in biology, environmental science, water technology and forensic science. He is particularly interested in tracking the fate and behaviour of pollutants in the environment and determining their possible effects on biological systems. His research papers can be found on his Google Scholar profile.
Oliver is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI, and an Associate Fellow of the Institution for Chemical Engineers (AFIChemE). He served on the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Chemistry and was previously President of the Australian and New Zealand Metabolomics Network and a board member of the International Metabolomics Society, and the Australia and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance.
Oliver is also very keen to communicate science to the public. He has featured widely in TV, radio and newspapers and can be found on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok as @dr_oli_jones.
- Ph.D. Environmental Chemistry, Imperial College London, 2005
- M.Sc. Environmental Technology, Imperial College London, 2001
- B.Sc. (Hons.) Marine and Freshwater Biology, Queen Mary University of London, 2000
- Wang, Y.,Fan, L.,Jones, O.,Roddick, F. (2021). Quantification of seasonal photo-induced formation of reactive intermediates in a municipal sewage lagoon upon sunlight exposure In: Science of the Total Environment, 765, 1 - 11
- Jones, O.,Stevenson, P.,Hameka, S.,Osborne, D.,Taylor, P.,Spencer, M. (2021). Using 3D Printing to Visualize 2D Chromatograms and NMR Spectra for the Classroom In: Journal of Chemical Education, 98, 1024 - 1030
- McCance, W.,Jones, O.,Cendon, D.,Edwards, M.,Surapaneni, A.,Chadalavada, S.,Currell, M. (2021). Decoupling wastewater impacts from hydrogeochemical trends in impacted groundwater resources In: Science of the Total Environment, 774, 1 - 16
- Ovenden, S.,McDowall, L.,McKeown, H.,McGill, N.,Jones, O.,Rook, T. J., et al, . (2021). Investigating the chemical impurity profiles of fentanyl preparations and precursors to identify chemical attribution signatures for synthetic method attribution In: Forensic Science International, 321, 1 - 11
- Shah, R.,Hillyer, K.,Stephenson, S.,Jones, O., et al, . (2021). Functional analysis of pristine estuarine marine sediments In: Science of the Total Environment, 781, 1 - 15
- Gunawardhana, M.,Silvester, E.,Jones, O.,Grover, S. (2021). Evapotranspiration and biogeochemical regulation in a mountain peatland: insights from eddy covariance and ionic balance measurements In: Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 36, 1 - 19
- Parlindungan, E.,Dekiwadia, C.,Jones, O. (2021). Factors that influence growth and bacteriocin production in Lactiplantibacillus plantarum B21 In: Process Biochemistry, 107, 18 - 26
- Shah, R.,Stephenson, S.,Crosswell, J.,Jones, O. (2021). Omics-based ecosurveillance uncovers the influence of estuarine macrophytes on sediment microbial function and metabolic redundancy in a tropical ecosystem In: Science of the Total Environment, , 1 - 17
- Jones, O. (2020). Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography Principles and Practical Applications, Springer, Singapore
- McKeown, H.,Rook, T.,Pearson, J.,Jones, O. (2020). Classification of fentanyl precursors by multivariate analysis of low-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy data In: Forensic Chemistry, 21, 1 - 9
- Driving Innovation in Chemistry Worldwide through the Creation of an Augmented Realty App. Funded by: ACDS Teaching and Learning Grant scheme from (2021 to 2022)
- A cutting-edge and high-throughput nuclear magnetic resonance platform (Administered by University of Melbourne). Funded by: ARC LIEF via other University from (2021 to 2021)
- New Biomolecular Capabilities for the Melbourne Magnetic Resonance Facility (Administered by University of Melbourne). Funded by: ARC LIEF via other University from (2021 to 2021)
- Towards total systems biology-based monitoring of anthropogenic contaminants and their impact on aquatic ecosystems (CSIRO Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellowship). Funded by: CSIRO Grant from (2019 to 2021)
- Insoluble-fibre enriched beverages: Innovation for a healthier Australia. Funded by: ARC Linkage Grant 2016 from (2017 to 2021)
12 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions5 PhD Current Supervisions