Jo Vearey is a public health researcher working on migration and health in the southern African region and globally. She is an Associate Professor & Director of the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Jo is involved in multiple international partnership and is an Honorary Researcher at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh. In 2015, Jo was awarded an Investigator Award by the Wellcome Trust – the first awarded outside of Europe – and initiated the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp). Jo is Vice-Chair of the global Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI), has published widely, and is involved in both global and local policy processes.