Policy and Research
What I do
Jo leads Nesta's Policy and Research work on public and social innovation.
She has spent the last 13 years conducting research on welfare-to-work, employment and skills, disadvantaged groups in the labour market and work-life balance issues.
Before joining Nesta in November 2011, Jo was Director of Research at the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion for five years where she led the organisation's research work, conducting high profile evaluations for central government on welfare-to-work programmes.
Prior to that she was a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Employment Studies and a Researcher at the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion.
Jo has a first class degree from the University of Cambridge, a Masters from the University of London and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Her PhD compared the Clinton welfare reforms in the US and the Labour Government's welfare reforms in the UK and their effects on work and poverty.