Professor Joanne Connaughton is Dean of the School of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Before moving to academia Jo was as Senior Physiotherapist in a mental health hospital working with adults with acute mental health issues. Her doctorate explored headaches experienced by people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Jo is a qualified MHFA trainer. Jo is Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Mental Health group and the Australian representative on the International Organisation of Physiotherapist in Psychiatry and Mental Health. She passionate about promoting good physical health for people with mental health issues and believes that physiotherapists are best placed health professions to enable this.