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