Jo Bowler, PhD

Communications Manager
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Jo manages the Wyss Center’s communications and public relations initiatives. She tells the stories associated with Wyss Center advances to build brand awareness and drive engagement.

Jo joined the Wyss Center as Communications Manager in December 2015. She works closely with the Executive Team, scientists, engineers, clinicians, and business innovators to lead the Center’s strategic communications.

Jo brings more than twenty years of combined research and communications experience in multiple science and engineering disciplines.

Prior to joining the Wyss Center she led the communications for the Square Kilometre Array Telescope, an international astronomy organisation, she was also Science Press Officer at the University of Exeter, Account Executive at College Hill Life Sciences, an international business communications consultancy, now Instinctif Partners, and a Science Communicator in the @Bristol interactive science visitor center.

Jo is interested in the connection between science and society, methods of public engagement with science and the ethical questions related to the development of new technologies.

She previously worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Manchester, UK, where she investigated the evolutionary mechanisms of bipedal walking in humans. She obtained her BSc (Hons) in Zoology from Royal Holloway, University of London and her Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London.

Jo has published articles in both peer reviewed journals and the popular science press.

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