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Jo joined UKIE as its Director in January 2012. From 2010 – 12 she was at Channel 4 as Commissioning Editor for Education, and before that at the BBC, where she was Multi-platform Commissioner for Entertainment & Switch, responsible for digital formats and online products.Previously she was BBC Three Multi-platform Channel Editor and led the online strategy for the channel’s re-brand. She re-joined the BBC in 2007 after heading up Digital Society & Media research at the IPPR. Her earlier career was as a journalist for Newsround then BBC News online, commentating across digital print, radio and TV.She holds a Ph.D. which looked at online communities, digital inclusion and youth identity.