Dr Jo Wray

Dr Jo Wray is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Outcomes and Experience Research in Children’s Health, Illness and Disability (ORCHID). 

Dr Wray is also a health psychologist in the Heart and Lung Directorate at GOSH. 


Dr Wray has worked in the field of paediatric cardiology and transplantation since 1984 both as a health psychology practitioner and researcher and she established a clinical service and research programme in paediatric cardiothoracic transplantation at Harefield Hospital in 1988. She has been at GOSH since 2001 and since 2008 has focused on leading the development and implementation of Patient Reported Experience and Outcome Measures and psychosocial research in the cardiac department. She is also an Associate Professor in the Institute of Cardiovascular Science at UCL.


ORCHID (GOSH); Heart and Lung (GOSH); Institute of Cardiovascular Science (UCL)


BSc, MSc, PhD, DHP(NC), C Psychol

Research Interests

Dr Wray’s current programme of psychosocial research includes three main streams of work:

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Paediatric transplantation
  • Patient reported experiences and outcomes in children with chronic and/or rare conditions
Dr Wray is a mixed-methods researcher with a particular interest in the development and testing of measures of outcomes and experience. Current projects include an interdisciplinary programme of research bringing together art, technology and the voice of patients. Dr Wray has over 120 peer-reviewed publications and supervises PhD and Masters students from a range of clinical areas through the Clinical Academic Programme in ORCHID. Outside GOSH Dr Wray is actively involved with the International Paediatric Transplant Association and is a member of an international working group to set the neurodevelopmental and psychosocial research agenda for the next decade for children with congenital heart disease.


Email: jo.wray@gosh.nhs.uk

ORCID identifier: orcid.org/0000-0002-4769-1211

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