On Monday 5th September 2022, HART member Dr Jo Blackwell graduated at Lincoln Cathedral having completed her PhD earlier in the year. Jo led out the procession for the School of Sport and Exercise Science, as the only doctoral graduand at the ceremony.
Jo’s PhD research explored the socio-cultural influences on exercise and health in those who have experienced cardiac events, with specific attention to the uptake of and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation. She has recently been working with Healthy Ageing Research Group and Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health colleagues on a number of health and social care research projects, and these have included maintaining her HART links. Jo will be commencing a Mildred Blaxter Postdoctoral Fellowship later this year.