Jo Ryan, BA MPH, was a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, with much of that time spent working in paediatric hospitals. Jo also worked as a full-time nanny for many years both in Australia and overseas which greatly enhanced her understanding of babies and young children and the pressures of parenting.
As well as working as a Registered Nurse, Jo has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Public Health. When doing her Masters degree Jo focused her study on the health and wellbeing of women and their children in a Public Health context and the levels of support available to them within the community.
Jo conducted research into the types of support services women prefer and how home visiting provides much needed support and helps reduce the stress and anxiety that is part of early parenting.
In 2017, Jo completed 12 months of Infant Mental Health through Melbourne University and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
Jo’s philosophy of assisting parents within their own environment helps them feel more confident in dealing with their child and ensures that parents feel secure with new routines and techniques before leaving them to carry on alone.
Jo firmly believes that parents’ lifestyle and beliefs should be considered and accommodated for when teaching new routines and skills.