Penny Jones holds dual positions as a Senior Research Fellow in Environmental Health at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and a Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences in the School of Natural Sciences. She has a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary background, combining government experience in environmental policy with research spanning fire ecology, palaeoecology, archaeology, aerobiology and most recently, environmental health. Currently, her core research focus is the intersection of the atmospheric environment and human health, particularly in terms of pollen, poor air quality and the aerial microbiome, and she has played a lead role in the AirRater smartphone application. She is also passionate about teaching, and developed and now coordinates the unit KPZ104 Living with Fire.
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