Jo received her MChem degree in Chemistry from the University of Southampton, then earned her PhD from the University of Bristol with Prof. Tim Gallagher, investigating the synthesis of novel heterocyclic scaffolds. After completing her doctoral studies, Jo briefly joined CatSci Ltd as an Industrial Postdoctoral Scientist before being awarded a Leverhulme Scholarship and moving to Melbourne, Australia to carry out a postdoctoral fellowship at Monash University with Prof. Philip Thompson.
At the end of 2017, Jo returned to CatSci as a Senior Scientist and worked on various process development projects, liaising with manufacturing organisations when processes were transferred to plant. Now an Associate Principal Scientist, Jo continues to work on customer-facing projects, contributing to the design and delivery of economically and environmentally sustainable chemical processes. In 2020, Jo took on the position of Team Manager. Through this role, Jo leads CatSci’s efforts to drive continuous improvement within the Chemical Development team to deliver technical excellence.