Jo Booth is a Professor of Rehabilitation Nursing and a clinical academic in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Continence Service. Her first degree in Nursing Studies and nurse training was completed at the University of Surrey. Her PhD was awarded by the University of Manchester and examined the effects of an education programme on nurses’ rehabilitation practices following stroke. Jo’s research focuses on understanding and effectively managing bladder conditions in older people and following stroke. She has a strong interest in conservative approaches to reducing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and promoting continence and the interaction of LUTS with other conditions of ageing such as falls. She is also interested in support for self-management and developing methods to identify and manage psychological stress following stroke. Her research is multi-method, spanning clinical trials, analytic designs, qualitative approaches and systematic reviewing, but it all relates directly to improving practice. She is currently supervising students examining stroke nurses continence rehabilitation practice, use and efficacy of CAUTI care bundles in acute care and exploring long-term conditions public health policy and practices.
Jo is the Chair of the Education Committee of the UK Association for Continence Advice and a member of the organising committee for British Society of Gerontology Scotland.