Senior Lecturer in Nursing, University of Chichester
Helen worked in acute oncology in London for the first twenty years of her career in various roles, including research (with several publications), oncology service manager and senior lecturer at the University of Brighton.
For the past eighteen years, Helen has enjoyed working in the charity sector in her local hospice initially, in a clinical role as a clinical nurse specialist in palliative care and then back in education, leading a team delivering palliative and end-of-life care education in Sussex and playing a pivotal role in this.
Social care is enormously critical to Helen and for patients at the end of life in this geographical region – Helen has strong links to social care in West Sussex. More recent publications include Loss, grief and Bereavement in Schools and Colleges.
Helen moved back to higher education in October 2023 as a Senior Lecturer in nursing. Social care nursing continues to be important both for Helen and the School of Nursing and Allied Health Care Professionals.