Prof Jennings is internationally recognized for his innovative and high impact research on the glycobiology and virulence factors of bacterial pathogens. He has produced 146 publications and has a h-index of 43. He is inventor on 12 patent families and has a strong record of translating basic research, particularly in the area of bacterial vaccines. He has been Chief Investigator on grants awarded $36million since 2000. Since 2009 he has been in a leadership role as Deputy Director of the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University and has a strong track record of research mentoring and post-graduate supervision.