Job Title: Deputy Director of Research Development and Innovation
After completing her Nurse training in Manchester, Jo specialised as an ITU nurse at Harefield Hospital where she developed her career in transplantation and research. Jo then joined UHB in 1991 and has since held various positions including Deputy R&D Manager and Clinical Manager of the NIHR / Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility. Jo has lead and developed the national intensity tool and the clinical research nursing workforce review. Jo contributed to the successful renewal bid the largest UK award for the NIHR infrastructure. Currently as Deputy Director of R, D & I. Jo is responsible for the operational management and delivery of research activity in UHB and regularly advises on R&D operations nationally and regionally. She has presented and published at several national and international research meetings on R&D process and research workforce capacity planning contributing to the UKCRFN strategic committee and remains a member of the national DH funded Strategic Planning Team and the RD Forum. Jo is also a member of the Birmingham Health Partners Executive (a formal collaboration between UHBFT, the University of Birmingham, and Birmingham Women’s Children’s Hospital), which includes senior operational responsibility for driving forward the research strategy in the Institute of Translational Medicine a £24m project with funding support from central UK government.