Jo Dawes is an NIHR School of Public Health research fellow based with the Centre for Inclusion Health at UCL. She initially trained as a physiotherapist in Scotland and worked for many years in NHS Homeless Health Services, Hunter Street, Glasgow. 

Prior to taking up her public health fellowship, Jo worked at St George’s, University of London as a lecturer in physiotherapy. Throughout her career, Jo has maintained an interest in homelessness and excluded populations, with her research focusing on the physical health needs of people experiencing homelessness and their access to services such as physiotherapy. She is also interested in the role of physical activity for health gain amongst marginalised communities. Jo contributes to the work of the homelessness charity Crisis, having developed a physiotherapy service, which runs during ‘Crisis at Christmas’.