Jo Hemmings is a Behavioural Psychologist and a registered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and as well as a number of other accredited professional psychology bodies. She is also an Accredited Coach with the Association for Coaching (AOC). She specialises in media and news analysis in broadcasting as well as a being a dating and relationship coach and a TV and radio personality. She was voted Dating Expert of the Year at the UK Dating Awards in 2014 and 2016. Jo was a judge in 2015 or it might have been a hat-trick!
With a degree from the University of Warwick and further training at the University of London, as well as registered coaching qualifications, Jo is also a highly experienced TV participant Assessor and Duty of Care Psychologist and was the UK’s first Dating Coach.
In January 2017, The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine, covered Jo’s coaching work in some detail and with high recommendation. If you’re interested in finding out more, here’s the link to Make a Date with the Match Mentor: why everyone who’s serious about finding The One has a dating coach.
Jo is the Consultant Psychologist on C4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch regularly appearing on Good Morning Britain and GBNews as well as the BBC, Channel 4, C5 and Sky News. She also helps behind the scenes, in the contestant selection process, by giving psychological advice and assessment to reality TV producers and contestants during the selection procedure, series filming, post TX and aftercare.
Recent TV work includes working as an Assessment and Duty of Care Psychologist for a number of reality TV series, factual entertainment shows and documentaries for all the leading channels. Her work includes including ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Lorraine and Tonight, the BBC’s Love in the Countryside (October 2019), C4’s Married At First Sight (TX August 2021), Highlife (TX September 2021) and E4’s The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge (TX November 2021). She is the Consultant Editor on How Psychology Works (Dorling Kindersley, 2018)
Jo was part of the recent BPS promotional video "We are Psychologists"
She is currently ranked at No. 2 in the UK and No. 17 in the world, in the 30 Most Prominent Psychologists on Twitter by bestpsychologydegrees.com as well as in the Top 21 Mental Health Doctors and Therapists you should be following on Twitter by psychcentral.com.
Jo is the author of seven successful books on psychology, relationships and sex is the Psychologist and Relationship Expert for Platinum Magazine, writes regularly for magazines such as Grazia and Fabulous as well as comments, features and observations for most of the national press, including The Guardian, The Sunday Mirror, The Daily Mail, The Times, The Telegraph, The Sun and The Independent.
If a celebrity, sports or reality TV star has personal or professional concerns, or is simply behaving in an uncharacteristic or newsworthy way, Jo can provide immediate, expert and informed psychological comment, body language analysis and advice – whether for PR companies, magazines, the national press, radio or TV production companies, news and shows.