Jo is an associate professor of international commercial finance law, having joined the LSE in September 2008. She has a PhD from the University of London, a LLM degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she was a Thouron scholar and a BA(Hons) from the University of Oxford. She was awarded a Modern Law Review Scholarship during her PhD. Before undertaking her PhD, she qualified as a solicitor and practised in a City law firm. Jo teaches various financial and banking law subjects, as well as legal research and writing, and lecturing on commercial contracts. She has won several LSE awards for teaching.
Her current and ongoing research interests relate to the use of private law in the international markets, with a particular focus on the use of standard form contracts. Recent projects have included a study into default management in CCPs (a type of financial market infrastructure).