Dr Joanna Welford
Jo has a wealth of experience in qualitative research and evaluation. She has a strong background in working with people from disadvantaged backgrounds and predominantly works on health and wellbeing projects. Jo recently managed research into the management of safe standing at football grounds, the findings of which helped inform the Government’s review of the all-seater policy. 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.