Joanna Helme

DPhil Law

Other affiliations

Trinity College


Jo is a DPhil candidate in Labour Law, holding the Judge Meron Scholarship at Trinity College.

Her research examines the ‘humanisation of work principle’ and its application in today’s world of work, particularly in regulating algorithmic management and the organisation of working time.

Prior to starting her DPhil, Jo worked as a Labour Law Paralegal at Partners Employment Lawyers in London and undertook an internship with the International Labour Organisation, supporting trade unions engage with young workers.

Jo completed a MPhil in Development at the University of Cambridge, where she focused on the role of labour standards in development. She won eight awards for her Law degree at the Universities of Nottingham and Vienna, including top performing student in Land, Employment, Public International, European Human Rights and Development Law.