Jo Dover has worked in the field of conflict resolution, resilience and support for people affected by conflict, war and terrorism for over 20 years. She is the Director of Jo Dover Consulting, delivering training and consultancy services in Resilience, Mental Health, and Major Incident Response. She has worked with people affected by political violence since 2001, including former armed forces personnel, and civilians who have been bereaved, injured by and witnessed acts of terrorism and other conflicts.
The range of incidents include 9/11, Madrid, Sousse, Manchester, Brussels, Boston, the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’, the 7/7 London bombings, Rwanda, military campaigns such as Iraq and Afghanistan and many others. Jo is an Advisory Board Member for a US based non-profit organisation, Strength to Strength, working to support and connect victims of terrorism across the world and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Royal Marines Support Network.
Jo was the creator of and the secretary to the National Critical Incident Response Advisory Group (CIRAG), and is Vice Chair of the Emergency Planning Society’s National Human Aspects in Emergencies Group. Jo has provided training to many different organisations in the Emergency Planning, Resilience and Humanitarian Assistance sector. She has recently been appointed as a Fellow of the Institute of Welfare.
In 2014, the University of Liverpool made Jo an Honorary Research Associate in the Sociology and Criminology Department in recognition of her work.