02RB 2022: Video Training for Research Impact, Academic Engagement and Science Communication


  • Associate Professor – Department of International Development
  • University of Reading
  • Video 4 Impact – O2RB – 2022

She has joined the School from Oxfam GB, where she was working on a £20 million DFID-funded ‘Payment by Results’ development programme, designed to deliver sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene interventions in rural Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Prior to this role, Jo was based at the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford. She was involved in a project in collaboration with the Parliamentary Centre of Canada: ‘Perceptions of Corruption in Africa’. She was responsible for authoring the final report based on over one hundred interviews in the field of serving African MPs from 14 countries.

She has also worked on the ‘Diplomats at War’ project with staff at the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Shrivenham. This was an extension of the research in her book ‘Constructive Engagement?’ which explored US policy in South Africa, Angola and Namibia, and involved interviewing senior members of both the Reagan and Bush Administrations.

Jo has acted as peer reviewer for African Affairs and Journal of Southern African Studies, and is an Associate at Macat Analysis.

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