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
- Sinclair, G.,Di Giannantonio, M.,Jones, O.,Long, S. (2023). Is substrate choice an overlooked variable in ecotoxicology experiments? In: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 195, 1 - 20
- McKeown, H.,Rook, T.,Pearson, J.,Jones, O. (2023). Investigations into fentanyl precursors method classification by handheld Fourier transform infrared and Raman spectroscopy combined with multivariate statistical analysis In: Forensic Chemistry, 33, 1 - 10
- Beattie, M.,Jones, O. (2023). Rate of Advancement of Detection Limits in Mass Spectrometry: Is there a Moore’s Law of Mass Spec? In: Mass Spectrometry, 12, 1 - 6
- Sinclair, G.,Oakes, S.,Warden, A.,Paten, A.,Jones, O. (2023). Exploring the potential application of alternative nuclei in NMR based metabolomics In: Metabolomics, 19, 1 - 7
- Mandal, M.,Das, S.,Roy, A.,Rakwal, R.,Jones, O.,Popek, R.,Agrawal, G.,Sarkar, A. (2023). Interactive relations between plants, the phyllosphere microbial community, and particulate matter pollution In: Science of the Total Environment, 890, 1 - 16
- Jones, O.,Robinson, N. (2023). Recent applications of benchtop NMR spectroscopy and relaxometry In: Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy, Elsevier, United States
- Beale, D.,Jones, O. (2022). Community insights and guidance from the field In: Applied Environmental Metabolomics, Elsevier , United Kingdom
- Beale, D.,Crosswell, J.,Shah, R.,Jones, O. A. H., et al, . (2022). Establishing a regional microbial blueprint of metabolic function in sediment collected from pristine tropical estuarine systems In: Applied Environmental Metabolomics Community Insights and Guidance from the Field, Elsevier , United Kingdom
- Beale, D.,Sinclair, G.,Shah, R.,Paten, A.,Kumar, A.,Long, S.,Vardy, S.,Jones, O. (2022). A review of omics-based PFAS exposure studies reveals common biochemical response pathways In: Science of the Total Environment, 845, 1 - 16
- Sinclair, G.,Long, S.,., N.,Coggan, T.,Askeland, M.,Jones, O. (2022). Exposure to Environmentally Relevant Levels of PFAS Causes Metabolic Changes in the Freshwater Amphipod Austrochiltonia subtenuis In: Metabolites, 12, 1 - 19
- Novel integrated bioenergetic flux and bioaccumulation metabolic blueprint ecotox tool development. Funded by: Agilent Technologies Inc. USA - Donation from (2022 to 2023)
- 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)
13 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions5 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions