Helen’s career has been varied, challenging and very successful. The main elements have been centred on higher education, the law, management and complementary health and medicine.
Helen graduated with a B.A. Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford in 1982, took the Law Society Final Examinations in 1983 and trained as a Solicitor with Lovell White & King, specialising in Company and Employment Law from 1983 to 1985, following which she was appointed a Solicitor of the Supreme Court. During 1986 she served for a year as a Management Consultant with Fletcher Newell Associates before returning to the University of Oxford to complete an M.Sc. in Management and collect an M.A. in Jurisprudence.
Helen then decided to continue her studies at Oxford and extending her interest in management further, graduated with a D.Phil. in Management in 1992. Concurrent with this she was appointed as Associate Professor in Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour at Warwick Business School, at the University of Warwick, where she worked for a period of 12 years from 1991 to 2003.
In 2003 Helen developed an interest in becoming a Complementary Health Practitioner and to enable her to pursue this interest became a freelance researcher and teaching associate within Warwick Business School, a position which she continues to hold today. This career change enabled Helen to qualify as a Registered Homoeopath in 2005, gain a postgraduate diploma in Homoeopathy in 2008 and become a Member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals in 2007. She now teaches Reiki and Mindfulness Meditation in a busy practice in Coventry.
Having qualified to become an associate member of the Society for Editors and Proof Readers (2013) and having obtained a Diploma in Proof Reading from the Publishing Training Centre (2014) Helen now also works as an academic editor and proof reader, correcting Law text books for the Oxford University Press and helping individual academics across the world prepare their work for publication.
Helen brings a plethora of qualifications and skills, knowledge and experience, all of which will be valuable to the Foundation.