The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Jo is responsible for departmental communications, including the website and social media. She is also in charge of developing the department's alumni relations activity and edits the departmental magazine, Oxford Development Matters and the ODID report. Staff and students can also contact Jo with queries about the Research Excellence Framework, open access, and Symplectic.
Jo originally joined the department as Information Officer for the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity. Prior to that she worked for Dow Jones Newswires, as a freelance subeditor for national magazines and newspapers in London, at Agence France-Presse in Paris and at the Moscow Times in Moscow.
She has a BA in Russian and Spanish from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Soviet Studies after Stalin from the University of Manchester.