Helen is a Senior Lecturer at Aston University. She is Programme Director of the postgraduate Hearing Therapy programmes and teaches both undergraduates and postgraduates on Clinical Science programmes. Helen leads research within her department and manages teams of researchers investigating tinnitus and hearing loss in both adults and children. Her particular interests are in patient perspectives, interface with clinical services and ways to integrate patient views into clinical services.

Helen started her career as a Hearing Therapist in 1990 and has worked in a range of specialist clinical roles before moving into further education and then higher education in 2002. She has visiting roles at the University of Manchester and University College Cork. She externally examines programmes at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.