Johanna Bowler, PhD

Media and Public Relations Manager | Operations Team

Jo joined the Wyss Center as Media and Public Relations Manager in December 2015. She works alongside the Wyss Center scientists, engineers, clinicians, and business innovators on internal and external communications including journalist liaison as well as written, multimedia and digital content.


Jo has more than twelve years of science communication experience in public engagement, media relations and corporate communications. 

She previously worked as Science Press Officer for the University of Exeter in the UK, Communications Manager for the international SKA Telescope astronomy organisation, Account Executive for a biotech communications consultancy and Science Communicator in the @Bristol interactive science visitor center.

She obtained her BSc (Hons) in Zoology from Royal Holloway, University of London and her PhD in Biomechanics from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London.

Jo pursued postdoctoral research in evolutionary anthropology at the University of Manchester and has published articles in both peer reviewed journals and the popular science press.