Director for Social Mobility and Vulnerable Learners,
Education Policy Institute (EPI)
Jo joined EPI in March 2016. She graduated from the London School of Economics with a Masters (MPA) in Public and Economic Policy (with distinction) in 2005; her second year of post-graduate study was completed at Columbia University in New York where she undertook a concentration in education policy at the Teachers’ College. Jo’s background includes ten years as a statistician at the Department for Education, leading on major projects including the development and launch of the Disadvantage Attainment Gap Index, a world-first application of mean rank difference methodology to deliver standardized tracking of educational inequality across changing assessment measures; evidence for the London Mayor’s Education Inquiry; and international evidence for the National Curriculum Review.