Tribute to clinical scientist with a global reputation

Brian Jones
Brian Jones

Tribute has been paid to a retired Sheffield clinical scientist who had an international reputation.

Dr Brian Jones, of Bradway, was a principal clinical scientist at Sheffield University Medical School from where he retired in the mid-1990s. Specialising in bacteriology and microbiology, he published studies on sexual health conditions and common illnesses among women.

Dr Jones died in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital days from his 80th birthday.

Friend Prof George Kinghorn said he was “much-liked and highly respected”, and that his work was “beneficial to the health and well-being of many patients.

“He will be much-missed and long remembered,” said Prof Kinghorn, clinical director of the South Yorkshire Comprehensive Local Research Network.

A lifelong United fan, Dr Jones was also a keen organist, a member of the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus for 50 years and a freemason.

He is survived by sisters Dorothy and Rita and brother Alan.

He had three daughters with his first wife, three stepchildren with his second wife, Dawn, and 13 grandchildren. The funeral was at St Swithin’s Church, Holmesfield, followed by committal at Hutcliffe Wood.