Jo works for Groundswell as a Research Manager. She leads on the national #HealthNow research and has overseen many of our research projects and partnerships since she joined us in early 2020. Jo previously worked as Research Officer for a local Healthwatch organisation and completed a secondment for Healthwatch England to support patient engagement on the NHS Long Term Plan. Jo completed her PhD in Social Policy which explored the experiences of welfare conditionality on people with impairments. She is passionate about promoting equality and ensuring people with lived experience are central to the research process.