Dr Jo Finch is currently Reader in Social Work, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Social Work Research.
Jo has previously worked as a children and families social worker in both the voluntary and statutory sectors in a variety of inner London boroughs. She has also worked as a play therapist.
She previously worked at Havering College of Further and Higher Education, from 2002 to 2010 as a Curriculum Manager on the BA (Hons) Social Work and post qualifying awards before moving to UEL in February 2010.
Jo was formerly the programme leader for the BA (Hons) Social Care (distance learning) before becoming programme leader of the MA in Social Work (2012 to 2016). Jo was also the programme leader for the PGDip Step Up cohort 3 (2013 to 2015).
Jo is now the programme leader of the Professional Doctorate in Social Work. Jo has worked across a number of programmes at UEL, including the BA (Hons) Social Care, BA (Hons) Social Work, Step Up and MA in Social Work, post qualifying programmes (practice education), Professional Doctorate in Education and was formerly seconded to the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust to work on the Professional Doctorates in Emotional Well Being and Social Work/Social Care (2012 to 2015).