Dr Jo Byrne
Dr Jo Byrne is the Research Manager at CPPI. She has over 20 years' experience as a practitioner in the cultural sector, primarily in the fields of the historic and built environment. She has worked in the areas of project and grant management, policy development and service delivery, located within the public, third and HEI sectors. Her own research is positioned at the interface between oral history, cultural geography and heritage curatorship, with a specific focus on maritime cultures, place memory, lived experience of place and the emergence of 'heritage from below'. Jo has a PG Dip Heritage Management, awarded by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham, and a PhD in History, from the Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull.