Jo Smith

Jo Smith

Operations Deputy Director


Human Resources and Project Management


I have a background in Human Resources and project management gained from working within both the Medical and Dental Schools at the University of Plymouth and in the NHS.

My role as Operations Deputy Director focuses mainly on the operational aspects of managing a large infrastructure health services research grant, working across the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter, and alongside many health and social care partners in the South West. I am responsible for financial reporting and forecasting, contracting, employee relations and management, PhD support, line management and peer support. I sit on multiple Executive and Management groups across both Universities, not limited to research areas.

I have a keen interest in equality, diversity and inclusion and am an active member on the Board of Trustees for the Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council (PDREC).