Jo is a qualified midwife and health visitor with a postgraduate qualification in medical and healthcare education. She has experience and interest in normal midwifery care, particularly antenatal and postnatal care in the community setting. Jo has specific interests in changing attitudes towards nutrition in pregnancy and the midwife-woman therapeutic relationship, particularly the influence of the midwife's personal constructs of birth on their training and practice.
Jo is the Course Leader for the BSc Midwifery (shortened) programme but teaches across all midwifery modules and programmes. She has lead undergraduate modules focusing on the social, psychological, cultural and biological perspectives influencing childbearing, alongside modules that consider the transition from student midwife to qualified practitioner. She has co-lead on NIPE (Newborn Infant Physical Examination) teaching across all midwifery programmes.