Jo is the founding CEO of Respect, the UK domestic abuse charity providing the national voice on perpetrators, male victims and young people.
Jo has worked in the domestic abuse sector for 27 years, including frontline work supporting survivors, running behaviour change groups for perpetrators, providing clinical supervision and delivering training and consultancy across the UK and abroad, including in Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Mexico and Jordan.
As CEO at Respect for 20 years, Jo has been at the forefront of the development of safe, effective, accountable practice and influencing public policy to ensure better responses to perpetrators that put the survivor at the heart.
Jo has an MA in the Sociology of Gender from Essex University (1992) and qualified as a counsellor in 1999.
She is co-author of a 3 volume practitioner manual, ‘Working Towards Safety’ (Iwi & Todd, DVIP, 2000) and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Gender Based Violence which was launched in May 2017.
Jo is mum to 3 young boys who keep her on her toes!