Jo Fox is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Engagement) and Dean, School of Advanced Study, University of London. She is a specialist in the history of propaganda and psychological warfare in twentieth-century Europe. She has published on propaganda in Britain and Germany during the First and Second World Wars, in particular exploring the connections between propaganda and popular opinion, and on mis-and disinformation in contemporary society. She is currently working on a four-year Leverhulme-funded project with James Smith (Durham) and Pat Waugh (Durham) on ‘The Political Warfare Executive, Covert Propaganda and British Culture’ and on an AHRC COVID-19 rapid response project on ‘COVID-19 rumours in historical context’. Jo is a regular commentator on historical and contemporary disinformation campaigns (‘fake news’). Prior to her current role, she was the first female Director of the Institute of Historical Research, first female Professor of Modern History and first female Head of Department at Durham University, where she began her academic career in 1999. She has previously served as the Honorary Communications Director of the Royal Historical Society. She is a National Teaching Fellow (2007), a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Manufactures and the Arts (FRSA). She currently serves as the early research panel Chair at the Wellcome Trust.