Isabelle Jones

Dr, PhD, Dr

  • The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I began my life in the Great South-East of Queensland as many young geologists to-be do: watching Jurassic Park and fervently wishing I could go there and see the dinosaurs. To achieve this I decided in my teenage years, after a brief flirtation with the ideas of archaeology (my initials are I Jones after all) and marine biology, to dedicate my life to Geological science. What came from that was an evolution in my interests from "Make Dinosaurs Real (Again)" to volcanoes, plate tectonics and all of the weird and wonderful things that came along with them.

After finishing my PhD in 2018, were I examined volcanoes and plate tectonics, I turned my attention to my one true love: Science. As I aspire to support scientific research in all its applications and enjoy characterising new and interesting materials down microscopes and on spectroscopic machinery, I side-stepped directly into Chemical Engineering and then hop-skipped and jumped into X-Ray crystallography. In UWA, I have honed the characterisation, microscopy and spectroscopy skills I began to develop as part of my PhD. I now spend my days mixing noxious chemicals, examining morphological and chemical changes in samples, and squeezing crystals at ridiculous pressures until they change phase, change colour or crush - all for science, of course.

Alas, my dream of dinosaurs is still unfulfilled. Although given the state of the world, that may be for the best.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Geology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland

3 Mar 201426 Mar 2018

Award Date: 26 Mar 2018

Geology, Bachelor of Science (Honours 2a), University of Queensland

Mar 2010Dec 2013

Award Date: 11 Dec 2013

External positions

Demonstrator, University of Queensland

Jul 2013Jun 2017

Laboratory Worker, ALS Mineralogy

Apr 2013Aug 2015


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