Hi! I’m Jo and I have just joined the Global Pain Council. I currently work at the University of Bristol, UK as a Reader in Veterinary Anaesthesia where I contribute to the clinical ananesthesia service, carry out research relating to pain management in companion animals and teach undergraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing students. I graduated from the University of Bristol in 1994 and after a period working as a clinical fellow in anaesthesia at Bristol undertook a PhD investigating neurophysiological correlates of pain in horses. In 2001 I moved to Utrecht University, The Netherlands as head of small animal anaesthesia where I obtained my European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2002. I was in New Zealand between 2005 and 2007 carrying out pain related research in a variety of species before returning to Bristol University in 2007.
My research has led to the UK Marketing Authorisation on buprenorphine in horses, methadone in dogs and cats and fentanyl in cats which has significantly increased the repertoire of licensed drugs available to treat pain in companion animals. I have also recently been engaged in a large scale project investigating pain mechanisms in dogs with osteoarthritis. I am passionate about promoting best practice for pain management in animals.
In my spare time I enjoy photography and trekking (preferably at altitude) and travelling to visit new places.
Global Pain Council(GPC): Member