Helen is currently employed part-time in the role of research adviser in Norwich for the RDS EoE. She completed an MSc in Health Sciences at the University of York in 2003 and worked briefly for the York Trials Unit before joining the Centre for Health Economics, Research and Evaluation at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Helen returned to the UK to work at the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia. Since joining UEA, Helen has worked on a number of projects concerning the epidemiology of waterborne disease supported by the European Commission, WHO, FSA (Food Standards Agency) and Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). These projects included an RCT of bathing water quality in Mediterranean and Hungarian waters involving 7000 volunteers, coordinating a multi-centre prospective cohort study of consumers drinking from private water supplies (PWS) in the UK, designing a prospective cohort study in Cambodia and conducting a systematic review to inform a risk assessment model. More recently, Helen has been aiding with the economic evaluation of clinical trials supported by the NIHR.
Helen was appointed as an adviser for RDS in March 2010 and is the PPI representative for the Norfolk and Suffolk hub.