Jo is an Emeritus Professor of Early Intervention and Psychosis at University of Worcester. She a Clinical Psychologist by profession, with 34 years NHS clinical experience. Jo was project lead for 'Suicide Safer' a multiagency student suicide prevention initiative at University of Worcester, shortlisted for a Times HE (2018) 'Outstanding Support for Students' Award. She is a member of the international 'Zero Suicide' initiative and co-authored the 'International Declaration on Zero Suicide in Healthcare', published in 2015. She was a member of national UUK working groups which produced UUK (2017) '#Stepchange: Mental health in Higher Education', UUK (2018) 'Minding Our Future' and UUK and PAPYRUS (2018) 'Suicide Safer Universities' Toolkit. Jo has supervised two PhD research studentships exploring aspects of student suicide in UK HE.