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Dr Hazel C Jones
Hazel Jones is currently Courtesy Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida, and Visiting Research Associate, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, King’s College London. She received a BSc degree in Physiology (University College London), MSc in Pharmacology (Oxford) and PhD in Zoology (University of Hull).
She started research on cerebrospinal fluid systems in lower vertebrates at the University of Hull. She was awarded a Welcome Trust Senior Lectureship in 1982 for research into rodent models of congenital hydrocephalus and moved from Hull to King’s College London in 1988. In addition, she carried out research on the composition and dynamics of the cerebrospinal fluid during development and including the development of the blood-brain and blood-CSF barriers.
In 1991 she moved to the University of Florida as Research Professor to study the pathophysiology of congenital hydrocephalus in the H-Tx rat, reversal with shunt treatment and modes of inheritance. In 2004 she returned to the UK, retired from research and started as Editor in Chief of the journal Fluids and Barriers of the CNS (previously Cerebrospinal Fluid Research). She has published 90 research articles and book chapters.
She received the Robert Pudenz award for Excellence in CSF Physiology in 2008.