University Officers

Sir Philip Sydney Jones

Sir Phillip Sydney Jones was an examiner in clinical medicine at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Senate from 1887 until his death in 1918. During this period, he held the position of Vice-Chancellor from 1904-1906.


MB MD Lond
–Fellow of Senate 1887 - 1918
– Vice-Chancellor 1904 - 1906

Sir Philip Jones, born at Sydney in 1836, attended University College, University of London between 1853 and 1860. In 1861, Jones became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons as well as house surgeon, physician and resident medical officer at the University College Hospital.

Upon his return to Sydney in 1862, Jones served as honorary surgeon at the Sydney Infirmary, and became honorary consulting surgeon in 1873. He was a director of the Prince Alfred Hospital in 1879-1883 and 1904-1918 and also a memeber of the building committee.

Sir Philip Sydney Jones was knighted in 1905 for his work on the dissemination and treatment of tuberculosis. A philanthropic man, Jones held a number of senior postions with charitable organisations.

He died on the 18th of September, 1918 and was buried at the Rockwood cemetary.