Dr Jones provides research support to the Australian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment in Medicine (ACCLAiM) which aims to benchmark students' attainment of core clinical competencies in a way that usefully informs medical schools about the efficacy of their teaching and assessment. Dr Jones is also involved in a range of evaluation research projects which aim to inform quality improvement of curriculum. Dr Jones has a passion for quality teaching and is involved in several research projects in the fields of medical and veterinary education.

Dr Jones is also involved in a range of teaching activities. As Lecturer in Biomedicine, Dr Jones teaches primarily in the fields of molecular biology and virology. From 2013 to 2020, she worked intensively in the Veterinary Anatomy team, teaching both Veterinary Science and Biomedicine students. As a sessional academic during this period, she also undertook a range of teaching roles as a demonstrator/tutor, examiner and guest lecturer (cell biology, microbiology, virology, animal handling, animal husbandry, animal genetics, research methods).

Dr Jones' PhD thesis centred on fibropapillomatosis in marine turtles, and she has an enduring interest in this field. In addition to sea turtle health, she has a broader interest in wildlife health (particularly involving virology and molecular biology). 

  • MI3031: Diagnosis of Viral Disease in Aquaculture (Level 3; TSV)
  • MI5031: Diagnosis of Viral Disease in Aquaculture (Level 5; TSV)
  • MI5071: Molecular Analysis of Tropical Microbes (Level 5; TSV)
  • Fibropapillomatosis in marine turtles
  • Marine turtle genetics
  • Wildlife diseases
  • Veterinary Education
  • Medical Education
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Marine turtle health and its relationship to the environment
  • Diagnosis of Viral Disease
  • Virology to Biomedicine, MedLab and Veterinary Science students
  • Molecular Biology to Biomedicine and MedLab students
  • Anatomy to Veterinary Science and Biomedicine students
  • Wildlife Health
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2017 - Sessional Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU.

Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 21+ research outputs authored by Dr Karina Jones from 2016 onwards.


These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Turtles and tourists without borders: assessing tourism management options for Australian sea turtles both sides of the border (PhD , External Advisor)

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