Professor Oliver Jones is a Professor of Chemistry at RMIT University and and internationally recognised expert in analytical science. He is passionate about using science to keep our environment safe. 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 is a graduate of Imperial College London, PhD and MSc (2005 and 2001) and Queen Mary University of London, BSc Hons. (2000). His 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.
Oliver has received a number of awards for his research, including the ANZMAG Sir Paul Callaghan medal the SETAC AU Mid-career medal, the RACI Environmental Chemistry Medal and the Barry Inglis Medal from the National Measurement Institute. In 2019 he was listed as ‘Iridium’ on the IUPAC periodic table of outstanding younger chemists (one of only 118 people worldwide to be honoured in this way). He has over 140 peer-reviewed publications with an h-index of 39 and >7300 citations. His research papers can be found on his Google Scholar profile (https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=s8jEtVwAAAAJ&view_op=list_works).
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. His is a current board member of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry.
Oliver has featured widely in TV, radio and newspapers where he is skilled at providing informed, evidence-based context, and explaining complex science to a mainstream audience. He has featured widely in TV, radio and newspapers (Channel 9 News, ABC News, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Guardian, the Times Higher Education, and the Washington Post) and can be found promoting science on Twitter, Mastodon, Instagram and TikTok as @dr_oli_jones