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Areas of expertise

  • Epigenetics and adaptation to exercise in health and disease

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About Patrice Jones

Dr Patrice Jones is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Genetics, Epigenetics and Exercise group at the Institute for Health and Sport (IHeS), led by Professor Nir Eynon.

Patrice's research interests are in examining biological differences in exercise responses and related epigenetic and metabolic processes. Her current work focuses on examining the effects of gender affirming hormone therapies on physiological and molecular measures of muscle health and performance in trans individuals. This work aims to advance our understanding of the functional impacts of GAHT and inform evidence-based exercise programs and guidelines aimed at improving physical activity in trans Australians

Patrice completed her PhD in the area of nutrigenomics in 2020, at the University of Newcastle, and also undertook a predoctoral training fellowship at NIEHS/NIH (USA) in 2019 exploring the molecular effects of sex hormones in breast tissue. She has published 20 manuscripts (9 as lead author and 5 as second author), and two editorial letters (1 as lead author, 1 as second author). 



  • PhD in Nutrigenetics, University of Newcastle, 2020
  • Bachelor of Food Science & Human Nutrition (Hons I), 2016

Key publications

Year Citation
2022 Jones, P. R., Voisin, S., Nolan, B. J., Landen, S., Jacques, M., Newell, B., Zwickl, S., Cook, T., Wong, A., & Ginger, A. (220511). Uncovering the effects of gender affirming hormone therapy on skeletal muscle and epigenetics: protocol for a prospective matched cohort study in transgender individuals (the GAME study). BMJ open, 12(5),

doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-060869

2022 Lucock, M. D., Jones, P. R., Veysey, M., Thota, R., Garg, M., Furst, J., Martin, C., Yates, Z., Scarlett, C. J., & Jablonski, N. G. (220401). Biophysical evidence to support and extend the vitamin D-folate hypothesis as a paradigm for the evolution of human skin pigmentation. American Journal of Human Biology, 34(4),

doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23667

2022 Jones, P. R., Brasington, N., Garland, M., Bucher, T., & Beckett, E. L. (220101). Vegetable content & variety of convenience cooking product recipes: an online audit of Australian supermarket products. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 73(3), (307-314).

doi: 10.1080/09637486.2021.1975659

2022 Jacques, M., Landen, S., Romero, J. A., Yan, X., Hiam, D., Jones, P., Gurd, B., Eynon, N., & Voisin, S. (220101). Implementation of multiple statistical methods to estimate variability and individual response to training. European Journal of Sport Science,

doi: 10.1080/17461391.2022.2048894

2021 Brasington, N., Jones, P., Bucher, T., & Beckett, E. L. (210501). Correlations between selfreported cooking confidence and creativity and use of convenience cooking products in an australian cohort. Nutrients, 13(5),

doi: 10.3390/nu13051724

2020 Jones, P., Lucock, M., Martin, C., Thota, R., Garg, M., Yates, Z., Scarlett, C. J., Veysey, M., & Beckett, E. (200501). Independent and interactive influences of environmental UVR, vitamin D levels, and folate variant MTHFD1-RS2236225 on homocysteine levels. Nutrients, 12(5),

doi: 10.3390/nu12051455

2020 Jones, P., Lucock, M., Chaplin, G., Jablonski, N. G., Veysey, M., Scarlett, C., & Beckett, E. (200313). Distribution of variants in multiple vitamin D-related loci (DHCR7/NADSYN1, GC, CYP2R1, CYP11A1, CYP24A1, VDR, RXR and RXR) vary between European, East-Asian and Sub-Saharan African-ancestry populations. Genes and Nutrition, 15(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12263-020-00663-3

2020 Jones, P., Lucock, M., Scarlett, C. J., Veysey, M., & Beckett, E. (200301). Environmental uvr levels and skin pigmentation gene variants associated with folate and homocysteine levels in an elderly cohort. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(5),

doi: 10.3390/ijerph17051545

2019 Jones, P., Lucock, M., Scarlett, C. J., Veysey, M., & Beckett, E. L. (191201). Folate and Inflammation - links between folate and features of inflammatory conditions. Journal of Nutrition and Intermediary Metabolism, 18

doi: 10.1016/j.jnim.2019.100104

2019 Lucock, M., Thota, R., Garg, M., Martin, C., Jones, P., Furst, J., Yates, Z., Jablonski, N. G., Chaplin, G., & Veysey, M. (190701). Early lifecycle UV-exposure calibrates adult vitamin D metabolism: Evidence for a developmentally originated vitamin D homeostat that may alter related adult phenotypes. American Journal of Human Biology, 31(4),

doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23272

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Examining the effects of gender affirming hormone therapies on fitness and muscle health in transgender Australians: The GAMES Study 
Other investigators: Prof Nir Eynon, Dr Sarah Voisin
For period: 2022-2024

Supervision of research students at VU

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Associate supervisor


Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.