Professor Cheryl Jones

Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

C29 - Children's Hospital Westmead
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9845 3382 (Sec)
F: +61 2 9845 3389

Research interests

Professor Jones is Sub Dean Research for the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health and a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, where she is head of the Centre for Perinatal Infection Research, Her main research interests are in the field of childhood infectious diseases, in particular the mother to child transmission of viruses.

These include the epidemiology of perinatal herpesvirus infections (HSV, CMV), the effect of age on newborn immune response to viruses, the role of dendritic cells, and regulatory T cells in the immunopathogenesis of viral infections.

Current national competitive grants*


Defining the contribution of skin gamma delta T cells to cutaneous immunosurveillance, immunity and disease after HSV infection
Jones C, Alexander S
NHMRC Project Grants ($581,010 over 3 years)


Centre for Research Excellence in Critical and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Iredell J, Sorrell T, Gilbert G, Kerridge I, Booy R, Dwyer D, Sintchenko V, Bennett B, Jones C
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence ($2,499,690 over 5 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney


2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


  • Fernandez, M., Yu, U., Zhang, G., White, R., Sparwasser, T., Alexander, S., Jones, C. (2013), Treg depletion attenuates the severity of skin disease from ganglionic spread after HSV-2 flank infection. Virology. 447(1-2), 9-20. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Heron, L., Rashid, H., Li-Kim-Moy, J., Lester-Smith, D., Kesson, A., McCaskill, M., Jones, C., Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E., Dwyer, D., Booy, R. (2013), Comparing the use of, and considering the need for, lumbar puncture in children with influenza or other respiratory virus infections. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 7(6), 932-937. [Abstract]
  • Hu, M., Wang, C., Zhang, G., Saito, M., Wang, Y., Fernandez, M., Wang, Y., Wu, H., Hawthorne, W., Jones, C., O'Connell, P., Sparwasser, T., Bishop, G., Sharland, A., Alexander, S. (2013), Infiltrating Foxp3(+) Regulatory T Cells From Spontaneously Tolerant Kidney Allografts Demonstrate Donor-Specific Tolerance. American Journal of Transplantation. 13(11), 2819-2830. [Abstract]
  • Venkatesan, A., Tunkel, A., Bloch, K., Lauring, A., Sejvar, J., Bitnun, A., Stahl, J., Mailles, A., Drebot, M., Rupprecht, C., Yoder, J., Cope, J., Wilson, M., Whitley, R., Sullivan, J., Granerod, J., Jones, C., Eastwood, K., Ward, K., Durrheim, D., Solbrig, M., Guo-Dong, L., Glaser, C. (2013), Case Definitions, Diagnostic Algorithms, and Priorities in Encephalitis: Consensus Statement of the International Encephalitis Consortium. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 57(8), 1114-1128. [Abstract]
  • Hazelton, B., Axt, M., Jones, C. (2013), Pasteurella canis Osteoarticular Infections in Childhood: Review of Bone and Joint Infections Due to Pasteurella Species Over 10 Years at a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital and in the Literature. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 33(3), e34-e38. [Abstract]
  • Looke, D., Gottlieb, T., Jones, C., Paterson, D. (2013), Gram-negative resistance: can we combat the coming of a new "Red Plague"?. Medical Journal of Australia. 198, 243-244. [Abstract]


  • Mitchell, A., Yau, B., McQuillan, J., Ball, H., Too, L., Abtin, A., Hertzog, P., Leib, S., Jones, C., Gerega, S., Weninger, W., Hunt, N. (2012), Inflammasome-Dependent IFN-γ Drives Pathogenesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae Meningitis. Journal of Immunology. 189(10), 4970-4980. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Zurynski, Y., Buttery, J., Marshall, H., Richmond, P., Dale, R., Royle, J., Gold, M., Snelling, T., Whitehead, B., Jones, C., Heron, L., McCaskill, M., Macartney, K., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2012), Neurologic complications of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: Surveillance in 6 pediatric hospitals. Neurology. 79(14), 1474-1481. [Abstract]
  • Marais, B., Crawford, J., Iredell, J., Ward, M., Simpson, S., Gilbert, L., Griffiths, P., Kamradt-Scott, A., Colagiuri, R., Jones, C., Sorrell, T. (2012), One world, one health: beyond the Millennium Development Goals. Lancet. , 805-806. [Abstract]
  • Caldwell, P., Oldmeadow, W., Jones, C. (2012), Supervisory needs of research doctoral students in a university teaching hospital setting. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48(10), 907-912. [Abstract]
  • Scott, G., Chow, S., Craig, M., Pang, C., Hall, B., Wilkins, M., Jones, C., Lloyd, A., Rawlinson, W. (2012), Cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy with maternofetal transmission induces a proinflammatory cytokine bias in placenta and amniotic fluid. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 205(8), 1305-1310. [Abstract]
  • Britton, P., Jones, C. (2012), Pertussis prophylaxis. Australian Prescriber. 35(3), 82-84.


  • Ng, L., Qin, J., Roediger, B., Wang, Y., Jain, R., Cavanagh, L., Smith, A., Jones, C., de Veer, M., Grimbaldeston, M., Meeusen, E., Weninger, W. (2011), Visualizing the Neutrophil Response to Sterile Tissue Injury in Mouse Dermis Reveals a Three-Phase Cascade of Events. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 131(10), 2058-2068. [Abstract]
  • McMullan, B., Palasanthiran, P., Jones, C., Hall, B., Robertson, P., Howard, J., Rawlinson, W. (2011), Congenital cytomegalovirus - time to diagnosis, management and clinical sequelae in Australia: opportunities for earlier identification. Medical Journal of Australia. 194(12), 625-629. [Abstract]
  • Jones, C. (2011), Congenital infection. In: Neonatalogy at a Glance 2nd edition. (pp.28-31).United States: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd..
  • Jones, C. (2011), Specific bacterial infections. In: Neonatalogy at a Glance 2nd edition. (pp.104-105).United States: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd..
  • Jones, C. (2011), Neonatal infection. In: Neonatalogy at a Glance 2nd edition. (pp.102-103).United States: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd..
  • Jones, C. (2011), Viral infections. In: Neonatalogy at a Glance 2nd edition. (pp.106-107).United States: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd..
  • Jones, C., Chivers, J. (2011), Promoting healthy sexual lives for young people with learning difficulties. In: Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: a Framework for Professional Practice. (pp.0).United States: IP Communications.
  • McCarthy, F., Giles, M., Rowlands, S., Purcell, K., Jones, C. (2011), Antenatal interventions for preventing the transmission of cytomegalovirus (CMV) from the mother to fetus during pregnancy and adverse outcomes in the congenitally infected infant. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2011(3), CD008371. [Abstract]


  • Puttur, F., Fernandez, M., White, R., Roediger, B., Cunningham, A., Weninger, W., Jones, C. (2010), Herpes Simplex Virus Infects Skin {gamma}{delta} T Cells before Langerhans Cells and Impedes Migration of Infected Langerhans Cells by Inducing Apoptosis and Blocking E-Cadherin Downregulation. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 185(1), 477-87. [Abstract]
  • Cunningham, A., Abendroth, A., Jones, C., Nasr, N., Turville, S. (2010), Viruses and Langerhans cells. Immunology and cell biology. 88(4), 416-23. [Abstract]
  • Muller, W., Jones, C., Koelle, D. (2010), Immunobiology of herpes simplex virus and cytomegalovirus infections of the fetus and newborn. Current Immunology Reviews. 6(1), 38-55. [Abstract]
  • Jones, C. (2010), Systemic herpes infections. Paediatrics and Child Health. 20(11), 521-525.


  • Blyth, C., Best, E., Jones, C., Nourse, C., Goldwater, P., Daley, A., Burgner, D., Henry, G., Palasanthiran, P. (2009), Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infection in Children: A Prospective National Study. The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 28(9), 801-5. [Abstract]
  • Giles, M., Pedrana, A., Jones, C., Garland, S., Hellard, M., Lewin, S. (2009), Antenatal screening practice for infectious diseases by general practitioners in Australia. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 49(1), 39-44. [Abstract]
  • Jones, C. (2009), Vertical transmission of genital herpes: prevention and treatment options. Drugs. 69(4), 421-434. [Abstract]
  • Jones, C., Walker, K., Badawi, N. (2009), Antiviral agents for treatment of herpes simplex virus infection in neonates. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 0(3), CD004206. [Abstract]


  • Chow, S., Craig, M., Jones, C., Hall, B., Catteau, J., Lloyd, A., Rawlinson, W. (2008), Differences in amniotic fluid and maternal serum cytokine levels in early midtrimester women without evidence of infection. Cytokine. 44(1), 78-84. [Abstract]
  • Rawlinson, W., Hall, B., Jones, C., Jeffery, H., Arbuckle, S., Graf, N., Howard, J., Morris, J. (2008), Viruses and other infections in stillbirth: what is the evidence and what should we be doing?. Pathology. 40(2), 149-160. [Abstract]
  • Fernandez, M., Puttur, F., Wang, Y., Howden, W., Alexander, S., Jones, C. (2008), T regulatory cells contribute to the attenuated primary CD8+ and CD4+ T cell responses to herpes simplex virus type 2 in neonatal mice. Journal of Immunology. 180(3), 1556-1564. [Abstract]
  • Jones, C. (2008), Infections in the critically ill Neonate. In: Infectious Diseases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. (pp.59-96).United Kingdom: Springer.
  • Fernandez, M., Evans, I., Hassan, E., Carbone, F., Jones, C. (2008), Neonatal CD8+ T cells are slow to develop into lytic effectors after HSV infection in vivo. European journal of immunology. 38(1), 102-113. [Abstract]