Helen’s background spans education in primary and secondary schools and universities. She worked as a history teacher at schools in Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and Cairo before completing a PhD exploring the responses of the state education system in England to the arrival of a large number of Muslim children in schools in the second half of the twentieth century. Helen has also worked for Edexcel as an examiner for A Level and GCSE History since 2005. Her higher education teaching experience includes lecturing on race, migration and multiculturalism at Birkbeck College and teaching courses including modern British history and historical study skills.
Whilst teaching at an international school in Cairo, Helen completed a Masters in Education, conducting research into the teaching of the Holocaust in Egypt. Since 2014, she has worked for the Holocaust Educational Trust, both as an education officer overseeing and delivering a Holocaust teacher training programme and as an educator leading groups of teachers and sixth formers on a programme centred on visits to Auschwitz Birkenau.