University of South Wales
Welsh Crucible 2022
Helen obtained her BSc in Psychology and MSc in Clinical Criminology at the University of Leicester. She worked for Leicestershire Police between 2002-2014, including three years as the Protecting Vulnerable People Intelligence Analyst and four years as a Review Officer, reviewing undetected homicides, stranger rapes and long-term missing persons. While working full-time, Helen completed her PhD at the University of Hull (2002-2008). Helen joined USW in 2015 as a Research Fellow, working on an ethnographic study examining the role of forensic science in British homicide investigations. She is also part of the Cold Case Academy (USW), applying her experience and knowledge to student-led reviews of cold cases and missing persons. Helen is passionate about qualitative research methods and collaborating with colleagues and practitioners. She is keen to make a difference – enhancing the investigation of major crime and providing resolution for families/victims.