Jo is an Advanced Practitioner in Histopathology at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, specialising in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary histopathology. She is dual registered with the HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist and Clinical Scientist, and is an IBMS Fellow and Diplomate Member of the RCPath. Jo was awarded a national CSO WISE Fellowship in 2017, which is a national leadership programme for women in Healthcare Science, and she won the Advancing Healthcare Awards national Biomedical Scientist of the Year award in 2019.
Jo was one of the original pilot participants in the UK national histopathology reporting diploma programme, completing her training in 2017. Since then she has been working as part of the consultant specialty team at Southampton, independently dissecting and reporting gastrointestinal specimens, representing the department at MDT meetings and participating in research and audit.
Jo is a national member of IBMS council, and also sits on the conjoint boards for both the histological dissection and reporting qualifications, and with the National School of Healthcare Science as an examiner for the national STP training programme, and as lead editor for the histopathology STP curriculum review. Jo is part of a national working group reviewing training pathways within histopathology for Healthcare Scientists, and is passionate about the development and promotion of advanced careers for all Healthcare Scientists working within Pathology.
Jo’s other professional interests are leadership, education, clinical audit and the use of media to promote the profession and engage with the wider public. She also provides mentoring, coaching and academic support to colleagues and peers.