Jo Leonardi-Bee is Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, and . Co-Director of the Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare, which is a JBI Centre of Excellence. Jo has an established international reputation in quantitative evidence synthesis, and experience and expertise in conducting Cochrane Collaboration and JBI systematic reviews. Jo’s research shapes the academic discipline and has a global perspective, contributing directly to several Sustainable Development Goals, thus having a direct impact on improving lives locally, nationally, and globally. Jo’s research has external impact on informing national and global health policy and clinical practice. Examples include World Health Organization ‘Guidelines for Malaria’ report, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Public Health guidance PH48 report for smoking in acute, maternity and mental health services, and the ‘State of the World’s Father’ report on fatherhood involvement and maternal and child health, produced by MenCare, which is a global campaign to promote men and boy’s involvement as equitable, non-violent caregivers. Jo is passionate about the development of others through empowering and supporting staff, students, and stakeholders with training, mentoring, and providing accredited continued professional development activities.