Natalia Jones

Senior Research Associate

Dr. Natalia Jones is a senior research associate in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia.  Her main area of interest is in how changes in the natural environment impact upon human health.  Recent research has included statistical and geographical analysis into the impact of climate change on air and waterborne disease (e.g. pollen allergies, cholera).  She also researches how pathogens transfer from the natural environment into humans and has recently undertaken research into the spatial distribution of smart local energy systems.


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Kintz, E., Williams, N. J., Jones, N. R., Van Der Es, M., Lake, I. R., O’Brien, S. J. & Hunter, P. R. 2020. Regional differences in presence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli virulence-associated genes in the environment in the North West and East Anglian regions of England. Letters in Applied Microbiology71, 179-186.

Jones, N. R, Bouzid, M., Few, R., Hunter, P. & Lake, I. 2020. Water, sanitation and hygiene risk factors for the transmission of cholera in a changing climate: Using a systematic review to develop a causal process diagram. Journal of Water and Health18, 145-158.

Jones, N. R., Agnew, M., Banic, I., Grossi, C. M., Colón-González, F. J., Plavec, D., Goodess, C. M., Epstein, M. M., Turkalj, M. & Lake, I. R. 2019. Ragweed pollen and allergic symptoms in children: Results from a three-year longitudinal study. Science of The Total Environment683, 240-248.

Fernandes, A. R., Lake, I. R., Dowding, A., Rose, M., Jones, N. R., Petch, R., Smith, F. & Panton, S. 2019. The potential of recycled materials used in agriculture to contaminate food through uptake by livestock. Science of the Total Environment667, 359-370.

Rushton, S. P., Sanderson, R. A., Diggle, P. J., Shirley, M. D. F., Blain, A. P., Lake, I., Maas, J. A., Reid, W. D. K., Hardstaff, J., Williams, N., Jones, N. R., Rigby, D., Strachan, N. J. C., Forbes, K. J., Hunter, P. R., Humphrey, T. J., O’Brien, S. J. 2019. Climate, human behaviour or environment: individual-based modelling of Campylobacter seasonality and strategies to reduce disease burden. Journal of Translational Medicine, 17, 34.

Agnew, M., Banic, I., Lake, I. R., Goodess, C., Grossi, C. M., Jones, N. R., Plavec, D., Epstein, M., and Turkalj, M. 2018. Modifiable Risk Factors for Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) Allergy and Disease in Children: A Case-Control Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health15(7), 1339.

Jones, N. R., Millman, C., van der Es, M., Hukelova, M., Forbes, K. Glover, C., Haldenby, S., Hunter,   P.R., Jackson, K., O’Brien, S. Rigby, D. Strachan, N. Williams, N.J and Lake, I.R. 2017. A novel sampling method for assessing human-pathogen interactions in the natural environment using boot socks and citizen scientists, with an application to the seasonality of Campylobacter.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology83 (14), e00162-17.

Lake, I. R., Jones, N. R., Agnew, M., Goodess, C. M., Giorgi, F., Hamaoui-Laguel, L., Semenov, M. A., Solomon, F., Storkey, J., Vautard, R. and Epstein, M. M. 2017. Climate change and future pollen allergy in Europe. Environmental Health Perspectives125, 385-391.


Brainard, Julii; Jones, Natalia R; Lake, Iain R; Hooper, Lee; Hunter, Paul R

Community use of facemasks and similar barriers to prevent respiratory illness such as COVID-19: A rapid scoping review Journal Article

In: Eurosurveillance, 25 (49), 2020, ISSN: 1560-7917.

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Rigby, Hannah; Dowding, Alan; Fernandes, Alwyn; Humphries, David; Jones, Natalia R; Lake, Iain; Petch, Rupert G; Reynolds, Christopher K; Rose, Martin; Smith, Stephen R

Concentrations of organic contaminants in industrial and municipal bioresources recycled in agriculture in the UK Journal Article

In: Science of the Total Environment, 765 , 2020, ISSN: 0048-9697.

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Kintz, Erica; Williams, Nicola J; Jones, Natalia; van der Es, Mike; Lake, Iain R; O'Brien, Sarah J; Hunter, Paul R

Regional Differences in Presence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Virulence-Associated Genes in the Environment in the North West and East Anglian regions of England Journal Article

In: Letters in Applied Microbiology, 71 (2), pp. 179–186, 2020, ISSN: 0266-8254, (This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.).

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Jones, Natalia; Bouzid, Maha; Few, Roger; Hunter, Paul; Lake, Iain

Water, sanitation and hygiene risk factors for the transmission of cholera in a changing climate: using a systematic review to develop a causal process diagram Journal Article

In: Journal of Water and Health, 18 (2), pp. 145–158, 2020, ISSN: 1477-8920.

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