PhD Researcher at The International Centre of Community Music, Jo is currently exploring questions related to the facilitator through her research strategy, practice-based-research. With a commitment to deepening understanding between practice and theory her research focuses on facilitator experience, approaches to facilitation, and identity.
As a facilitator Jo has led creative music making workshops in schools, prisons, hospitals and community centres R Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Barbican, LSO, Southbank, Museum of London, Music in Prisons, Aldeburgh Music and several London Music Hubs.
Jo enjoys exploring the tuba in new contexts (from folk bands to improvisation groups) and a move to 'bass' playing through pedals and laptop. She taught as a music specialist in East London primary schools and currently teaches at Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the Creative Learning department. Through her research at ICCM, Jo is looking forward to building upon her practice, deepening her understanding and connecting with others in the field.