Jo is a Travel Health & Immunisation Specialist Nurse whose early ambition to travel was realized by the gift of a backpack at 18 years of age and a career choice in nursing gave her the opportunity to combine the two.
With subsequent experiences of expeditionary medicine roles together with military service as a Senior Nursing Officer in the Royal Air Force Jo has extensive exposure to benign and hazardous pan-global environments, working alongside charitable aid agencies and multinational forces as well as providing medical support to indigenous populations during circumstances exacerbated by conflict or natural disaster.
Jo’s passion for travel medicine progressed through a Practice Nursing career pathway (post-military) in a busy GP surgery. This led to specialist travel nurse advisory roles for international humanitarian aid workers and travellers with complex medical diagnoses.
Jo attained the Diploma of Travel Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, in 2016 and gained full Membership of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (MFTM) later that year. Her academic activity continues with the Faculty as both a serving member of the MFTM examination panel and representative speaker.