Jo Colbert

Project Manager, School of Medicine

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Department:School of Medicine

Location: Chelmsford

Jo has a strong record of successfully managing and delivering projects within their scope, budget and timescales.


Jo joined ARU in August 2016, to manage the General Medical Council (GMC) approval process for the undergraduate medical education programme for the new School of Medicine. She ensures that the development of the School is progressing in a timely manner and achieving the GMC staged outcomes for an opening to students in September 2018.

Previously, Jo worked for 20 years in local government managing a variety of community, social housing and strategic partnership projects before a change of career to the hospice charity sector in fundraising senior management roles.


  • Diploma in Leadership and Management, Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Housing, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Graduate Certificate in Housing, Anglia Ruskin University
  • BSc (Hons) Rural Resource Development, Writtle Agricultural College