Jo Chaffer


British Council

Jo Chaffer

Job title

Lead Trainer Researcher Connect


Jo is the lead developer and master trainer for the Researcher Connect global program. She works internationally as a Development Trainer, Coach and Consultant with individuals and organisations in private, public and third sectors. With an initial qualification in natural sciences and post graduate degrees in experiential learning and teaching plus qualifications in coaching and leadership Jo brings theory into practice and draws on a wide repertoire of skills and experiences.

Previously she held a senior position developing the Enterprise agenda of a modern UK university. She has also been a British Council Higher Education consultant for S Asia supporting the development of knowledge exchange (university-business, community and government links) in the region. Of note was the development of the knowledge exchange strategy for Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission created through focused support from the UK HE apex agencies and multiple leading universities.

Jo has worked to support leading universities and researchers in India, France, Switzerland, Pakistan, China, Kazakhstan, UAE, Taiwan, Bangladesh and the UK

Clients include: BMW; Philip Morris; Vishal Group; Barclays; Deutsche Bank; Higher Education Commission, Pakistan; UNDP; UNHCR; UNICEF; Thamserku Group; National Judiciary Association, Nepal