As a global health policy researcher using qualitative methods for public policy research, Dr. Jones’ work focuses mainly on the analysis of intersectoral policy and governance of health. Her research expertise includes using theories of the policy process to study intersectoral collaboration in governing global health at various levels of policy-making.
Dr. Jones is currently working on the project “Building the Case for Health Sciences Research in Africa,” led by Dr. Clare Wenham and Dr. Justin Parkhurst. This project aims to learn how health sciences research capacity can be improved and increased on the African continent. Dr. Jones is also leading a related knowledge exchange and impact project to engage decision-makers in select countries in examining the implications of the research findings to inform processes to strengthen health science research systems in their contexts.
Dr. Jones received her PhD from the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal in 2018. Her doctoral research operationalised synthesis theories to explore processes, rules, and institutional arrangements that structured collaboration and power relations in national policy arenas involving multiple policy sectors to coordinate global health strategies in Norway and Switzerland. Her research has been published in leading health and policy journals, including Social Science & Medicine, Policy Sciences, and BMJ Global Health.
Dr. Jones has contributed to policy and practice relevant research products through consultancies for the World Health Organization and the World Bank on intersectoral governance for health equity and health in all policies. Prior to working in academia, Dr. Jones was Programme Director for the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.