Prof Greg Jones
Dr Jones is the Director of the Vascular Research Consortium of New Zealand, which was established in conjunction with the Vascular (surgical) Society of New Zealand to invigorate national vascular research collaborations. His research interests include; developing improved and equitable abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening strategies, identifying circulating biomarkers to improve vascular disease risk prediction and the genetic and epigenetic basis of vascular diseases. His work has a specific focus on AAA, peripheral and coronary artery disease and chronic venous disease. He is a leading member of the International Aneurysm Consortium, a grouping of all the major investigators examining the genetics of AAA, comprising members from the United Kingdom, Europe, Iceland, United States, Australia and New Zealand. His work is currently funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand.
He has published over 125 peer reviewed papers, including in journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics, the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Circulation Research and the British Journal of Surgery. He has over 11,000 publication citations and an H-index of 43.
Dr Jones is the recipient of both national and international awards for his research. These include the Hamilton Memorial Prize from the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Union Internationale de Phlébologie research fellowship, and the 2017 American Heart Association, Circulation Research Editors Best Manuscript Award.