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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Chris Jones

Dr Chris Jones

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow

 Geoffrey Pope 


Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK


I am an infection doctor completing specialty training in the South West region. Throughout my career I have developed an interest in tropical diseases and issues of global health importance. Previously I completed a PhD at Imperial College London (Prof Graham Cooke and Dr Marcus Dorner) using novel and established cell culture systems to study hepatitis C virus and resistance to NS5A inhibitors – one of three new classes of direct-acting antivirals that have revolutionised the treatment of HCV. During this period, I was the trial doctor for several HCV interventional studies and worked within a group at the forefront of efforts to achieve elimination of viral hepatitis as a global public health threat by 2030.

I am currently an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and have spent time attached to Prof. Elaine Bignell's group at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology. I am also leading a COG-UK funded genomic epidemiology analysis of nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 transmission at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital alongside Dr David Studholme. 

Twitter: @infection_doc


  • BMBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) 2011
  • MRCP (Member of the Royal College of Physicians) 2014
  • DTM&H (Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene) 2016
  • DMCC (Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes) 2016
  • PhD (Clinical Medicine Research Infectious Disease) 2020
  • DipRCPath (Diplomate Royal College of Pathologists) 2021
  • PGCert Genomic Medicine (University of Exeter) 2021


2006-11 Undergraduate – Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry

2011-13 Foundation Doctor – South Thames Foundation School

2013-15 Core Medical Training – North Central and East London

2015-19 Clinical Research Fellow and PhD student – Imperial College London

2019-21 Specialist Registrar, Combined Infection Training – Peninsula Deanery

2021-ongoing Specialist Registrar, Microbiology – Peninsula Deanery

2019-ongoing NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow Microbiology – Peninsula Deanery

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