Professor Catherine Jones

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About Professor Catherine Jones

Professor Catherine Jones has been an I-MED Consultant Radiologist since 2011, initially in our Hobart campus and transferring to the Queensland team in 2017. She graduated from a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Queensland in 1997, and subsequently from medical school at the University of Queensland in 2001, before undertaking surgical and radiological training in the UK. She then completed a sub-specialty radiology fellowship in Vancouver Canada, in cardiothoracic radiology before returning to Australia in 2011. She has fellowship qualifications in both Australia and the UK.

Professor Jones practises general radiology with a strong interest in cardiothoracic imaging, including occupational lung disease imaging, particularly in dust-exposed workers. She advises several governments and clinical taskforces on appropriate imaging in dust disease and is Associate Professor at the School of Public and Preventive Health at Monash University.

Catherine obtained her B Reader qualification from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) from the United States, part of the CDC network. This qualification recognises her ability in thoracic radiology in the setting of pneumoconiosis detection. The importance of pneumoconiosis surveillance, not just in the coal mining industry but in affiliated industry such as the building and civil engineering sectors, is becoming increasingly recognised.

She is also adjunct professor at the University of Sydney, curating content for medical students and clinicians. She works with medical AI companies to develop clinically useful AI tools for medical imaging interpretation, workflow, and education of doctors and other healthcare professionals. 

In 2024, Professor Jones was announced winner in the Women in AI Asia Pacific (APAC) Awards in the AI for Health category.

She has a long career in medical research, having published over 30 research articles, primarily in the fields of cardiac and thoracic imaging, and in developing statistical methodology in diagnostic testing, publishing several book chapters on these topics. She has also enjoyed a long-term collaborative relationship with Imperial College London.

Radiological Skills & Interests

  • Cardiac imaging
  • Thoracic imaging