Miss Joanna Cope

Institute of Clinical Sciences
Institute Manager

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Institute of Clinical Sciences
College of Medical & Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

As Institute Manager, Jo is responsible for administration and strategic oversight for the Institute of Clinical Sciences. She leads a team of 28 staff supporting academics to deliver on HR, finance and teaching-related activities. The team is also responsible for ensuring compliance with HE sector, University and College requirements.


  • PGCert in Human Resource Management, The Open University, 2019
  • BSc (Hons) Open Degree, The Open University, 2012
  • Professional Certificate in Management, The Open University, 2011
  • MA in Modern History, University of Oxford, 1996


Jo began her career in administration in the Colleges of the University of Oxford. She worked in admissions, registry and student services for 13 years before going on to work in education policy for a professional regulatory body.

She returned to the HE sector in 2011 as Department Business Manager in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths University and was Director of Administration at Warwick Law School before joining the University of Birmingham in 2016.