Helen has worked for a wide range of public sector clients including Defra, BEIS, HSE and DfT, often at senior levels of policy development, including reporting directly to ministers. Her work has supported formulation of policy, development of management systems and all aspects of evaluation and review. Perhaps her most influential work has been in the areas of animal disease management, and water abstraction policy reform.
Helen is a member of the Executive Group of CECAN – the Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (of Water, Food, Energy and Environment). In this role she was a co-author to the Annex on Complexity in the 2019 revision of the UK Treasury ‘Magenta Book’.
She represents Risk Solutions at the Parliamentary and Science Committee, which provides a liaison between Parliamentarians and scientific bodies, science-based industry and the academic world,
Helen lives in the hill country north of Bury. A farmer’s daughter, she can make anything grow anywhere. She and her husband seem to travel to a lot of castles.
BSc (Hons) Chemistry; PhD in Nuclear Chemistry