Dr Robert Jones
Robert is a Research Fellow at the School and Study Manager, Academic & International Development Lead at the Arthropod Control Product Test Centre (Arctec).
Robert began his career at the University of Birmingham, with a BSc in Biological Sciences and MPhil (Res) in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Bath, where he studied the molecular basis of insecticide resistance. He also has an MBA from Reims Management School with study abroad at the University of San Diego.
Prior to joining Arctec, Robert was employed as a Postdoctoral Scientist at the University of Exeter and Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, where he studied the genetics and evolution of wing patterning in butterflies, and annotated detoxification genes in the Heliconius genome.
Robert is trained in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and has experience in managing clinical and non-clinical trials on commercial products for insect repellents and insecticides. His focus in on vector-borne diseases and vector control, and he has a leading role with the Global Vector Hub, building a community of practice for researchers interested in vector control.
Robert developed several steps for a free online course (MOOC) on Zika and another on Vector Control. He has led practical sessions for MSc students and has supervised MSc summer projects, and is an assessor on the Distance Learning module IDM104 Control of Infectious Diseases.
Vector control, community outreach, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to Zika prevention and control measures. Impact of industrial activities on vector-borne diseases.