Jo brings more than fifteen years of combined research and communication experience in multiple science and engineering disciplines, including biotechnology, biomechanics, astronomy, zoology and neuroscience. She is experienced in developing tailored communication strategies and in managing all aspects of co-ordinated, campaign-led, communications.
Prior to joining the Wyss Center she was Science Press Officer at the University of Exeter in the UK, Communications Manager for the Square Kilometre Array Telescope international astronomy organisation, Account Executive for a biotech communications consultancy and Science Communicator in an interactive science visitor center.
She previously worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Manchester, UK, where she investigated the evolutionary mechanisms of bipedal walking in humans.
She obtained her BSc (Hons) in Zoology from Royal Holloway, University of London and her Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London.
Jo has published articles in both peer reviewed journals and the popular science press.