Dr Joanna Welford

Dr Joanna Welford

Jo joined CFE in November 2017 after taking a career break to cycle around the world. She has a wealth of experience in qualitative research projects, mostly with people from disadvantaged backgrounds and has worked on projects to support young people and adults in or at risk of entering the criminal justice system; young people at risk of social exclusion; and adults with multiple and complex needs.

Previously Jo worked in academia, in both the Sports Science department at Loughborough University and the Department of Community and Criminal Justice at De Montfort University. She has an interest in gender and sport and has written extensively on women’s football in the UK since completing a PhD on this topic.