Jo is Associate Professor (Reader) of Industrial Relations, Work and Employment at Durham University. She is currently working on three research projects. One with Dr Andrew Smith at Bradford University concerning 'The Forgotten Workers: Low-Paid Workers and multiple employment'. Another with Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio at Manchester Business School with a focus on 'The Symbolic Value of Cleaning Work'. She is also involved in a new project with 6 other academic colleagues on 'Reconceptualising Underemployment'.