Jo is perhaps best known as a prolific and popular blogger on science- related issues. Her blog won Best Topical Blog of 2015, the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2014 Bloggies and Best Australian and New Zealand Blog in 2012. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia (Perth) where she won the F.H. Faulding and the Swan Brewery prizes. A former associate lecturer of science communication at the Australian National University (Canberra), Jo wrote The Skeptic’s Handbook – translated into French, German (twice), Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Turkish, Japanese, Danish, Czech, Portuguese, Italian, Balkan, Spanish, Lao and Thai.