Public engagement and impact.

Details of research specific public engagements can be found on their respective pages on this website.

Jo is founder and director of Geography Workshop productions ltd, a small-scale independent scholarly-informed creatively inspired production company that since 2015 has produced radio programmes, multi-media educational resources, public lectures, and bespoke workshops/field trips to ignite and inspire delegates and audiences to be curiously creative, to think, to listen, to learn and to facilitate the communication of stories, lives, people and places that might otherwise be overlooked. These have included:

*Geography Workshop Presents …. ‘Er Outdoors

Since 2016, Jo and Geography Workshop have been working with Michael Umney at Resonance FM developing radio programmes broadcast by Resonance FM Clear Spot] as well as developing programme ideas for other broadcast companies, such as BBC radio 4 and BBC Radio 3.

The first of these BBC radio productions, based on the ‘Er Outdoors series for Resonance FM, called Women Who Walk (part of BBC Radio 4’s The Art of Now series) aired on 8th October, 2018. Jo devised the programme and was its script writer/editor and adviser. The sounds were recorded and produced by Michael Umney and the programme was presented by Doon Mackichan. Walking Women artists who contributed to the BBC programme included Prof Dee Heddon, Lucy Furlong, Dr Morag Rose, Amy Shamrocks and Kubra Khademi. Additional artists including Prof Cathy Turner, Clare Qualmann and Alison Lloyd contributed to the Resonance FM programmes.

The BBC radio programme can be found here.

Further reading resources / educational materials related to the radio programmes can be found on the Geography Workshop website, and podcasts of the longer interviews are currently in post-production.

Podcasting workshops are being rolled out in 2019. Please contact for further details.