Helen is a writer, teacher and oral historian. She manages the East Midlands Oral History Archive at the University of Leicester where she develops engagement work around oral history. She is currently leading a National Lottery Heritage Funded project, ‘The Silent Archive; Oral Histories of Menopause’, bringing together women from Leicester and Nottingham to train and carry out interviewing around the theme of menopause and mid-life experiences of women. She is partnering with Writing East Midlands to deliver creative writing workshops to tie-in with the project.
As a writer, Helen delivers Creative Writing and Writing for Wellbeing workshops for Rutland Adult Learning Services, both face-to-face and online. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing. To develop her practice she is currently studying for an MSc in Mindfulness Studies with the University of Aberdeen.