Academic and Professional Qualifications:

BSc Chemistry and Archaeology – Reading University
PGDip Forensic Archaeology – Bournemouth University
CChem Chartered Chemist
MRSC Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
CSci Chartered Scientist


After 2 years as a Research and Development Chemist in the paint industry, Jo spent 4 years teaching chemistry up to A-level standard while studying for a post-graduate diploma (PGDip) in Forensic Archaeology.

Jo joined Burgoynes in 2001. She has conducted over 700 investigations into fires, explosions and other incidents in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as in motorised equipment and vehicles. Jo has also prepared expert opinion, provided advice to counsel and given expert witness evidence in civil litigation cases.