Jo Merrygold is a Masters Student in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. Throughout her undergraduate degree she undertook an Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship in the Community Religions Project where she continues to work as Project Assistant. She is particularly interested in the relationship between religion in particular spaces, and has researched the location and significance of Bibles in Leeds city centre.
Throughout summer 2014 she will be working with Seán McLoughlin to develop the new Hajj website and will participate in Leeds Creative Labs with Seán and Tim Waters.
Prior to starting her undergraduate degree Jo undertook a range of jobs from car sales to running a Christian commune and she enjoys the challenges of gaining new skills and sharing new ideas – something very much at the heart of Leeds Creative Labs.