Dr Jo Hunt has a background in interdisciplinary (law and political science) work on the EU. She graduated with an LL.B with European Legal Studies from the University of Southampton in 1994. This was followed by an LL.M in International, European and Comparative Law at Keele University, and then a PhD from the University of Leeds on policy evolution in EU employment policy.
Before arriving in Cardiff in 2001, Jo was a lecturer at Leeds University. She teaches EU modules across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Leeds, 2005), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Her current research interests focus on aspects of regionalism and devolution in the context of the European Union. In 2015 she was appointed as a Senior Fellow under the ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe initiative, with a project looking at the UK Devolution and the EU referendum. She is working with colleagues in the Wales Governance Centre on Wales and Brexit issues, see the Wales and EU Hub.
Jo Hunt is the former current Legal Developments contributor to the Journal of Common Market Studies Annual Review, and has also been (with Dr. Chloe Wallace, Leeds University) European Developments section editor of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law.
Since 2003 she hs been on the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Society. She is a past member of the executive of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, and a current member of the ESRC Peer Review College.