Helen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications, in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Faculty at the Open University.
She studied Communications Engineering and Electronics at Liverpool University and then worked in the telecoms industry as a Design Engineer designing structured cabling systems. She completed her PhD at Leeds University in the area of mobile communications which was funded by a departmental scholarship and start-up company sponsorship. On completion of her PhD she worked at Leeds Metropolitan University, initially as a Researcher, and then as a Lecturer where she developed courses and taught in various areas including mobile communications and networking.
She joined the Open University in 2006 initially as a Research Fellow, working on a project concerned with women in STEM careers, before becoming a Lecturer in 2008.
She is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).
Helen's current research interests include:
She is a member of TERG (Technology and Education Research Group) and is currently supervising 2 PhD students.
Helen currently works on a number of undergraduate modules in the area of communications technologies (TM255, TM355, T312).
She is also the Qualification Lead for BSc Computing & IT (Communications and Networking pathway), Qualification Lead for BSc Computing with Electronic Engineering, Deputy Director of Teaching, and Board of Studies member.
Helen is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology.
She also regularly reviews for a number of other journals.
|Technology and Education Research Group (TERG)||Group||Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology|
|Technology and Learning Research Group (TLRG)||Group||Institute of Educational Technology|