Wellbeing Adviser & Coach
Jo joined Student Services in January 2014 to take up the role of Wellbeing Adviser (Undergraduate).
As a Wellbeing Adviser & Coach, Jo is often the first point of contact for students accessing Student Services with an issue or a problem. Jo believes it is crucial that this first encounter is a positive one where students feel supported to discuss their situation and their options, in safe and empowering environment.
Jo’s previous role as a Student Adviser in an FE college has provided her great insight into some of the issues that face students and has given her valuable experience of working in an educational setting. Jo was also a Project Worker for Women’s Aid and supported women and children who had experienced domestic abuse. These jobs have afforded her a wealth of experience working in supporting roles, with people from a variety of backgrounds with wide ranging issues. Jo’s particular areas of interest include – sexual assault and misconduct, substance misuse, positive psychology and wellbeing.
Jo is currently studying for an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology through the University of East London. She is able to offer Life & Wellbeing coaching to students who are motivated to work towards their goals, by using a range of positive psychology interventions and resources.
In 2016, Jo also became the Warden of University Hall where she manages a team of Assistant Wardens and together they support the Hall community and welfare of the residents.
Jo has lived and worked in NE Fife for over 16 years. She completed her degree in Social Sciences through The Open University and gained a PG Cert in Adult Guidance from the University of Strathclyde as well as completing numerous other training and qualifications over the years.