Alan Wayne Jones, BSc, PhD, DSc, was born in Wales, UK but has lived and worked in Sweden for the past 30 years. He is employed by the Swedish government and works at the Division of Forensic Genetics and Forensic Chemistry at the National Board of Forensic Medicine, which is located in the town of Linköping, Sweden.
Besides his duties in forensic chemistry and toxicology, Dr. Jones is also an adjunct professor in Experimental Alcohol Research at the University of Health Sciences, which is also located in Linköping. Since receiving his PhD degree in 1974, Dr. Jones has been active in biological alcohol research as well as in forensic toxicology. In 1993 he was awarded a senior doctorate degree (DSc) by the University of Wales for his many published articles dealing with forensic aspects of alcohol and other drugs of abuse.
Dr. Jones has lectured widely on forensic aspects of alcohol at home and abroad and has testified as an expert witness in drunk driving trials in USA, UK, Denmark, Norway, Ireland and hundreds of times in Sweden. Dr. Jones has had considerable experience as a peer-reviewer of scientific articles and he serves on the editorial boards of several international journals devoted to biomedical alcohol research, forensic science, toxicology and legal medicine. He is author or coauthor of close to 300 papers, reviews and book chapters, most of which have appeared in well-respected scientific journals.
In recognition of his long-standing contributions to research and scholarship in the field of alcohol, drugs and traffic safety, Dr. Jones received the Widmark award from the International Council of Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) in 1997. His work in forensic toxicology was recognized in 2002 when he received the Rolla N. Harger award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). Most recently (2004) Dr. Jones was the recipient of the Robert F. Borkenstein award by the US National Safety Council, Committee on Alcohol and other Drugs.