Helen’s research primarily focuses on the roles, representational practices, funding, and regulation of charities in England and Wales. She also has a particular interest in analysing academic research on charities, and the gaps and links between research in the Social Policy and Development Studies disciplines.
Helen completed her PhD at the University of Kent in 2022, exploring the roles and resourcing of international development charities, work that she is now taking forward within her postdoctoral fellowship. She has also worked on the Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Border Crossings: Charity and Volunteerism in Britain’s mixed economy of healthcare since 1948’.
Prior to completing her PhD, Helen spent 15 years working within the voluntary sector, in fundraising and programme development roles.