Senior Researcher, Institute for Community Studies

Helena works on a range of Institute for Community Studies projects. She is interested in using diverse and innovative research methods, encompassing different perspectives and highlighting social challenges and strengths.

Prior to joining us, Helena’s PhD research explored the relationship between reading fiction and critical thinking, arguing for access to diverse reading materials for all. She also coordinated a shared UCL and British Academy public policy project on AI and the future of work, and remains interested in the impacts of technology on our everyday lives.

Helena has also been a research methods lecturer and librarian. She is passionate about her research having a real impact on people’s lives.

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