Jo qualified with a BSc (hons) Therapeutic Radiography from the University of Liverpool and began her clinical career at the Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment, Newcastle. After moving to the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Jo worked in both the treatment and pre-treatment areas of the department.
With a specific interest in the imaging methods employed in radiotherapy she specialised as a pre-treatment Advanced Practitioner and undertook an MSc in Image Formation and Pattern Recognition at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Whilst in this role she was able to develop the pelvic preparation and 4D CT scanning protocols that are still in departmental use to date.
In January 2018 Jo was appointed as the lead research radiographer, a role which has allowed her to explore further the impact of the bladder and rectum on prostate radiotherapy treatments.
A member of CTrad, the SOR Research and Clinical trials SIG and since 2019 a member of the United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology conference (UKIO) radiotherapy working group.
She is currently undertaking a PhD with the University of Edinburgh examining the clinical implementation of Adaptive Radiotherapy, supervised by Professor Bill Nailon and Professor Duncan McLaren.