Jo Hockley trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London in the early 1970s and has worked in specialist palliative care for over 30 years. She has had a passion for disseminating palliative care knowledge within generalist settings. During her career she has set up two hospital-based palliative care teams (St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London & Western General Hospital, Edinburgh) and more recently a Care Home Project Team serving over 100 care homes at St Christopher’s Hospice, London based on results from her PhD. Jo has published widely both on the strategic development of hospital-based palliative care teams and palliative care for older people in care homes. She has recently been awarded an OBE for her work to palliative care nursing.