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Dr Amanda Jones

Senior Lecturer

Department: Applied Sciences

HLS Staffprofile Amanda Jones 1 After obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences at Sunderland University, Amanda worked for a number of years in microbial research at Freeman Hospital, who subsequently cofounded her PhD at Newcastle University under the supervision of Professor Michael Goodfellow. Amanda continued to work as a postgraduate research associate, in the field of microbial systematics at Newcastle University until the beginning of 2009, where upon Amanda took her post as a Lecturer in Biology.

Amanda was a member of the ISBA 14 Organising Committee, the 14th International Symposium on the Biology of the Actinomycetes, Newcastle upon Tyne, August 2007. In 2009 Amanda was appointed guest editor for the Antonie van Leeuwenhoek special issue from the 15th International Symposium on the Biology of the Actinomycetes, Shanghai. In 2011 Amanda was appointed co-chair for the Emerging pathogenic actinomycetes at the 16th International Symposium on the Biology of the Actinomycetes, Mexico and guest editor for the Antonie van Leeuwenhoek special issue from the same conference. In addition to being elected chairperson of the International Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of Nocardia and related genera. Amanda is currently a Charter Member of Bergey’s International Society for Microbial Systematics, a member of The Society for General Microbiology and Society for Applied Microbiology.


  • PCAPL July 01 2011
  • Microbiology PhD September 01 1999
  • Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) September 01 1994
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014
  • Full Member Society for General Microbiology (SGM) 2014
  • Full Ordinary Member Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) 2014
  • Member Standing Conference of Organisational Study 2014
  • Member University & College Union (UCU) 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Phosphonopeptides Revisited, in an Era of Increasing Antimicrobial Resistance, Marrs, E., Varadi, L., Bedernjak, A., Day, K., Gray, M., Jones, A., Cummings, S., Anderson, R., Perry, J. 23 Mar 2020, In: Molecules
  • An evaluation of methods for the isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria from patients with cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and patients assessed for lung transplantation, Stephenson, D., Perry, A., Appleby, M., Lee, D., Davison, J., Johnston, A., Jones, A., Nelson, A., Bourke, S., Thomas, M., de Soyza, A., Lordan, J., Lumb, J., Robb, A., Samuel, J., Walton, K., Perry, J. 2019, In: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
  • A novel culture medium for isolation of rapidly-growing mycobacteria from the sputum of patients with cystic fibrosis, Preece, C., Perry, A., Gray, B., Kenna, D., Jones, A., Cummings, S., Robb, A., Thomas, M., Brodlie, M., O'Brien, C., Bourke, S., Perry, J. 1 Mar 2016, In: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

Professional Activity

Associate Editor, Bergey’s International Society for Microbial Systematics (BISMiS) Bulletin.

Associate Editor, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

PGR Supervision

  • Dominic Stephenson Start: 01/05/2017
  • Karen Walker Start: 01/03/2019
  • Karen Walker Start: 01/03/2019
  • Clair Preece A Study of the Diagnosis, Treatment and Epidemiology of Mycobacterium abscessus in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Start: 01/06/2016


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