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Research interests

Helen's research interests focus on the experience of engagement with higher education for work based learners, particularly within apprenticeships. In addition, she is active in exploring contemporary higher education practices, and the application of knowledge to professional practice within human resource management. Helen is a qualitative reseracher, specialising in interpretative phenomenological analysis. 


Helen is a senior lecturer in leadership and HRM, and the Director of Education for Apprenticeships within this subject group. Helen's teaching focusses on practice related HRM at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Helen’s professional practice was in senior HR management in the not-for-profit and arts sectors.  She has taught within HRM-related programmes in FE and HE for over a decade, and has specialised in the development of students’ academic and employability skills.

Helen holds a Doctorate in Education and a Masters in Human Resource Management.  She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development, and a Chartered Manager and Fellow of CMI. 

Further Information

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching & Learning, PGCLTHE

Education, Doctorate in Education

Human Resource Management, MSc

External positions

University of Hertfordshire

Apr 2022 → …

University of Gloucestershire

Mar 2020 → …


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