Research Manager, NEA
Helen has over 15 years of applied social research experience and her areas of research interest span social policy and issues relating to poverty, energy and social justice. Helen is enthusiastic about exploring new methodological approaches to researching fuel poverty, and the ways that knowledge can be better brokered between academia and those working in policy and practice. As well as overseeing the Research Team’s wide and varied work programme, Helen is leading the social evaluation of NEA’s Health and Innovation Programme that is delivering capital measures into the homes of the fuel poor across England and Wales. Helen also sits on the Consortium Management Board for the EU’s new Energy Poverty Observatory, led by the University of Manchester, and coordinates NEA’s input to the Consortium’s Work Packages.
Helen completed a BSc (Hons) in Sociology and Social Research at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle in 2001 and holds an MSc in Social Research (2008) and MSc in Public Administration (2014) covering aspects of social policy development and analysis, and public sector management.