Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute




+44 (0)20 7594 7930meinir.jones




G54Emmanuel Kaye BuildingRoyal Brompton Campus





Meinir Jones completed her PhD in immunology with Dr Frank Hay and Professor Ivan Roitt (FRS) at the Middlesex Hospital, London in 1982 working on autoimmunity. For several years she continued her work on autoimmunity at Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Middlesex Hospital and St George''s Hospital Medical School, before moving to SmithKline Beecham to work on infection and immunity. In 1995 she joined the group of Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor working on occupational asthma and allergy at the National Heart and Lung Institute, now part of Imperial College London.

Dr Jones'' current research interests are in understanding why some individuals develop occupational asthma and allergy whereas others remain healthy within the same working environment. In addition to her research she heads up the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Laboratory Service which is the only laboratory within the UK to provide a specialist service for occupational lung disease. The laboratory has gained ISO9001:2008 accreditation.

She provides training and advice to the occupational health community and is a member of British Special Interest Group in Occupational Disease and American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Occupational Disease Committee. She gained her Chartered Management Institute - Level 4 Diploma in Management in 2004.

Dr Jones has a keen interest in teaching at Imperial College including coordinator of module 2 (mediators and the lung) in the NHLI-run BSc in Respiratory Medicine and personal tutor to medical students. She completed her Certificate of Advanced Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (CASLAT), Imperial College London, 2007 and is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Commercial Activity

Commercial spinoffs

Laboratory and Occupational Enviromental Laboratory Service. Head of Laboratory Service, We are commercialising our well established diagnostic service for occupational lung disease e.g. specific IgE, IgG, beryllium lymphocyte proliferation tests and aeroallergen measurements. 1 Sep 2011.



Feary JR, Schofield SJ, Canizales J, et al., 2019, Laboratory animal allergy is preventable in modern research facilities, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:53, ISSN:0903-1936

Baur X, Akdis CA, Budnik LT, et al., 2019, Immunological methods for diagnosis and monitoring of IgE-mediated allergy caused by industrial sensitizing agents (IMExAllergy)., Allergy

Moffatt MF, Cullinan P, James PL, et al., 2017, Metal worker’s lung; spatial association with Mycobacterium avium, Thorax, Vol:73, ISSN:1468-3296, Pages:151-156


Jones M, Cannon J, Banya W, et al., 2019, Does the level of specific IgE to occupational allergens relate to the diagnosis of occupational asthma? A study in bakers and laboratory animal workers, European-Respiratory-Society (ERS) International Congress, EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOC JOURNALS LTD, ISSN:0903-1936

Fernandes D, Cannon J, Fitzgerald B, et al., 2017, INVESTIGATING THE DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMANCE OF SPECIFIC IMMUNOLOGICAL TESTS IN OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA, Winter Meeting of the British-Thoracic-Society, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:A62-A63, ISSN:0040-6376

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