Professor Malcolm Jones


School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
+61 7 54601 825


Malcolm Jones (BSc Hons PhD Qld) is Professor of Parasitology in the School of Veterinary Sciences. His research interest lie in the biology and control of helminth parasites of humans. His major research interests lie in investigations of shistosomiasis, food-borne trematodiases and echinococcosis.

Human schistosomes are a major scourge of tropical and developing nations. Currently, over 260 million people are infected with schistosomes, and the diseases caused by these parasites lead to chronic morbidity and death. Professor Jones investigates novel control stratgies for schistosomiasis, including vaccines, parasite biology and host interactions and better diagnostic methods.

Professor Jones is a former Deputy Editor of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and is currently Editor-in-Chief of One Health. He is President-elect of the International Federation for Tropical Medicine.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland


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  • Hofmann, Andreas, Simon, Anne, Grkovic, Tania and Jones, Malcolm Methods of molecular analysis in the life sciences. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2014. doi:10.1017/CBO9781107045224

Book Chapter

  • Jones, Malcolm K., Keiser, Jennifer and McManus, Donald P. (2019). Trematodes. In Karen C. Carroll, Michael A. Pfaller, Marie Louise Landry, Alexander J. McAdam, Robin Patel, Sandra S. Richter and David W. Warnock (Ed.), Manual of Clinical Microbiology 12th ed. (pp. 2590-2605) Washington, DC, United States: ASM Press. doi:10.1128/9781555819842

  • Candido, Renata R.F., Morassutti, Alessandra L., Graeff-Teixeira, Carlos, St. Pierre, Timothy G. and Jones, Malcolm K. (2018). Exploring Structural and Physical Properties of Schistosome Eggs: Potential Pathways for Novel Diagnostics?. In Advances in Parasitology (pp. 209-237) London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/bs.apar.2018.03.003

  • Jones, M. K., Jamieson, B. G. M. and Justine, J. -L. (2017). Reproductive system of Schistosoma. In Barrie G. M. Jamieson (Ed.), Schistosoma biology, pathology and control (pp. 280-298) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group.

  • Jones, Malcolm K., Jamieson, Barrie G. M. and Justine, Jean-Lou (2017). Reproductive system of schistosoma. In Schistosoma: biology, pathology and control (pp. 280-299) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press. doi:10.1201/9781315368900

  • Jones, M. K., Candido, R. F. F., St Pierre, T., Woodward, R., Kusel, J. and Graeff Teixeira, C. (2017). Schistosoma egg. In Barrie G. M. Jamieson (Ed.), Schistosoma biology pathology and control (pp. 56-76) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group. doi:10.1201/9781315368900

  • Gordon, Catherine A., McManus, Donald P., Jones, Malcolm K., Gray, Darren J. and Gobert, Geoffrey N. (2016). The increase of exotic zoonotic helminth infections: the impact of urbanization, climate change and globalization. In Robin B. Gasser and Georg Von Samson-Himmelstjerna (Ed.), Advances in parasitology (pp. 311-397) Maryland Heights, MO, United States: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/bs.apar.2015.12.002

  • Jones, Malcolm K., McCarthy, James S., Southgate, Vaughan R. and Bray, Rodney A. (2014). Medical helminthology. In Jeremy Farrar, Peter J. Hotez, Thomas Junghanss, Gagandeep Kang, David Lalloo and Nicholas J. White (Ed.), Manson's Tropical Infectious Diseases 23rd ed. (pp. 1250-1257) Philadelphia, PA, USA: Elsevier Saunders. doi:10.1016/B978-0-7020-5101-2.00087-X

  • Jones, Malcolm K., Keiser, Jennifer and McManus, Donald P. (2011). Trematodes. In James Versalovic, Karen C. Carroll, Guido Funke, James H. Jorgensen, Marie Louise Landry and David W. Warnock (Ed.), Manual of clinical microbiology 10th ed. (pp. 2230-2242) Washington DC, United States: ASM Press.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision