Mel Jones

​Job Title:            Senior Lecturer in Public Health 
Room No:          D1.05
Telephone No:  + 44 (0) 29 2041 6275
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 Mel joined the teaching team at Cardiff Metropolitan in August 2016. She lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  She is the Program Director for the BSc (Hons) Public Health course and module leader for a number of Public Health modules on both the BSc (Hons) Environmental Health and the MSc in Applied public Health.

Mel has an Masters in Public Health and is a member of the Faculty of public health as is currently working towards her Fellowship of the Higher Education Teaching Academy.

Mel was awarded her PhD from Coventry University in 2005. Her research was based on Allergy to indoor fungi and Asthma. 



Mel research interest focus on the outdoor environment and wellbeing, infectious disease epidemiology and service improvement.




M. Jones, I.Chestnutt, D.Thomas. Dental Practitioners opinions on the new contract and the NHS dental service in Wales (2007) British Society for Dental Research and Nordisk Odontogisk Förening Joint Scientific Meeting, Durham, UK. 2007

M. Jones, A. Pearson, S. Hanratty for the Infection Control IT Implementation and Evaluation Project Board, UK (2006) An independent review of computerised systems for alert organism and alert condition surveillance. 16th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Nice, April 2006

M. Jones, D. Boccia, M.Kealy et. al. (2006) Cryptosporidium outbreak linked to interactive water feature, UK: importance of guidelines Eurosurveillance 2006, Vol 11, N° 4

Health Care Associated Infection chapter in Focusing on Health Protection - Surveillance report 1997-2005, HPA South West (2006).

M. Jones, D. Boccia, M.Kealy et. al. (2005) Cryptosporidium outbreak linked to interactive water feature and the need for guidelines. Health Protection Agency Annual Conference, Warwick, UK

Infection Control IT Implementation and Evaluation Project. Report prepared for the Department of Health, August 2005. (principal author)

M. Jones, D. Lewis (2003) Health Care Associated Infections and their relationship with antibiotic prescribing in the South West Region. 7th South West Public Health Scientific Conference, Weston-super-Mare.

M. Jones, J. Emberlin (presenter), R. Lewis. (2002)The association between asthma prevalence, deprivation and indoor allergens within Worcestershire: A case control study. Health impacts section P.2-9 The 7th International Congress on Aerobiology Montebello, Quebec, Canada.(

M. Jones, J. Emberlin, R. Lewis (2000) The role of allergy to fungi in the association between asthma prevalence and deprivation: case controlled research. 2nd European Symposium on Aerobiology, Vienna, Austria.


External Links

Member of the Faculty of Public Health
External moderator for BSc Public Health course at the Modern University for Business and Science, Lebanon.
External reviewer for the BSc Public Health course at the University of Suffolk