He gained a BSc (1st class honours) in Pharmacy (1985), a PhD in Pharmaceutics (1988) and, in 2006, a DSc., all from Queens University of Belfast.
He registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland in 1989. From 1989-1992 he was a lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the University of Otago and from 1992-1994 he held the position of Head of Formulations at Norbrook Industries Limited (NI).
In 1994 he was appointed to a lectureship at the School of Pharmacy, QUB, was promoted to a Senior Lectureship in 1997 and again promoted to a personal Chair (based in the School of Pharmacy).
His research concerns the characterisation, formulation and engineering of pharmaceutical materials/dosage forms and biomedical devices.
He is the author of two textbooks, 6 patents and over 400 research papers/communications and has been awarded the Lilly prize for pharmaceutical research and the British Pharmaceutical Conference Science Award.
Professor Jones is both a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Chemist and is an elected Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Member of the Institute of Engineers in Ireland.
He is the Editor of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology and is a previous holder of the prestigious position of a Royal Society Industrial Fellow.
As a member of the University Executive Board, Professor Jones has responsibility for:
- Chair of Education Committee
- Responsibility for Institutional Education Strategy
- Responsibility for student issues
- Member of INTO Board and Chair of Academic Sub-Group
Secretary to Professor Jones - Miss Pauline Allen - (0)28 9097 5220