Jo graduated from the University of the West of England with a BSc in Conservation Biology. As part of her degree, Jo completed a year long work placement in the Peruvian Amazon in an Eco Lodge. During her time there she collected data for PhD and Masters students across the world and assisted the Park Rangers, as well as working as a tour guide and an English teacher.
Jo worked with ECOSA as a bat surveyor before joining the team full time in 2015. She manages small to large scale projects as well as assisting senior colleagues with complex schemes. She is an experienced field surveyor, regularly carrying out ecological impact assessments and devising mitigation solutions for a wide variety of sites. Jo holds Level 1 bat and great crested newt licences and has carried out destructive searches and supervised habitat management works in respect of reptiles, great crested newt and hazel dormouse.
Outside of work, Jo helps out at her local hedgehog rescue and enjoys raising awareness of hedgehog conservation. She also enjoys swimming and taking part in charity events.