Jo Vearey (she/her) is an Associate Professor and Director of the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand, where she is involved in designing and coordinating research programmes, teaching, and supervising graduate students. Jo is Director of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Migration and Mobility which is hosted by the ACMS. She has published widely and is involved in multiple international partnerships, is Vice-Chair of the global Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI), and is an Honorary Researcher at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh. Jo is a member of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), a South African National Research Foundation rated researcher and, supported by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, established the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp). As a public health researcher with a commitment to social justice, Jo’s research explores ways to generate and communicate knowledge to improve responses to migration, health and wellbeing in the southern African region. Fundamental to Jo’s research practice is her participation in a range of policy processes at international, regional, national and local levels. Jo is interested in the role of public engagement in the development of appropriate policy responses, including the use of mixed methods approaches that involve various publics in the co-production and application of knowledge to affect change.
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