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Jo Watts

Jo Watts

Lecturer And Doctoral Researcher


Jo combines teaching and research in her role as Graduate Tutor at Sheffield Business School. Prior to entering academia, she worked at senior levels in both non-profit and private sector organisations with a strong emphasis on strategic and organisational development. Her work has contributed to funding bids highlighting participative, asset-based approaches to community development addressing the issues of food poverty and social isolation. She completed an MSc in Coaching and Mentoring at Sheffield Hallam University; her research focused on creating space for informal learning conversations and creative community projects. This work was used to support a bid which secured a five-year lottery funded project (£500k) to further develop the research. She is currently undertaking PhD research exploring political policy and the impact of power in ideas of collaboration in non-profit originations.

  • Teaching

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School



    2015 Leadership, Psychology, Coaching and Mentoring Skills, Supervision , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2015 Strategic Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2015 Enterprise, Change and Creativity, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2014 Understanding and Managing Organising Organisations, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2014 PCDP, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2012 Organisational Development

    2000 Public Sector L&D

    1999 Charity Resource Managment, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    1988 Retail Management, The Body Shop, United Kingdom


  • Publications

    Conference Speaker: WATTS, J. (2016), 'Collaboration among non profit organsations in policy discourse', in Spring Day Conference, Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research (NCVO/VSSN/IVR) Conference

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