Dr Jo Twist

Staff details

Position Visiting Professor
Department Computing
Email j.twist (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Jo Twist

Jo is a Deputy Chair of the British Screen Advisory Council, London Tech Ambassador, Chair of the BAFTA Games Committee, an Ambassador on the Mayor of London's Cultural Leadership Board, and Creative Industries Council member.

In 2016 she was awarded an OBE for services to the creative industries and won the MCV 30 Women in Games award for Outstanding Contribution.

She is a Vice President for games and accessibility charity, SpecialEffect and the government's Sector Champion for Disabilities.

Previously, Jo was Channel 4 Education Commissioning Editor where she commissioned Digital Emmy-winning Battlefront II, free to play browser and iOS games and social media projects.

Jo was Multiplatform Commissioner for BBC Entertainment & Switch, BBC Three Multiplatform Channel Editor, and technology reporter for BBC News.

Her doctorate in the late 1990s was an ethnography exploring identity and concepts of difference in place-based and virtual communities.