Jo Knight arrived at Lancaster Medical School in January 2016 and became a Professor in 2018. From 2016 she led the Health theme for the Data Science Institute at Lancaster University and then moved on to co-direct from 2019 to 2021, coordinating strategic activity such as the development of a secure data science infrastructure and development of bids such as the Future Places EPSRC Centre. She is now the Research Director of Eden Project North catalysing research within various themes in partnership with Eden across the campus and beyond. Jo is experienced in developing external partnerships most specifically with the NHS and local council (e g. as a data science consultant for Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust helping the trust develop and implement new initiatives). Jo’s academic expertise, is in Data Science and interdisciplinary research and is evidenced by publications health and statistical journals (including Nature and Cell). She has secured funding from EPSRC, MRC, NERC and ESRC. Exemplar activities include being principal investigator for a UKRI/NIHR funded COVID project which encompassed both a qualitative and quantitative approach to understanding the effect of the COVID pandemic on Care Home Residents.