Helen studied Science at the University of Melbourne where she obtained her Ph.D. in the Department of Microbiology in 1975. She stayed in the same Department for several decades studying how bacteria regulate genes in response to their environment. She simultaneously developed her general research skills in other areas of science, particularly as seen from an evolutionary perspective. Since she retired from active research in 2008 she has devoted all her time to studying and writing in interdisciplinary areas that relate to sustainability and climate change, evolution and psychology. She has been writing popular science articles and essays and is currently working on a book.
Visitor in the Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne
Visitor in the School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne
Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne
Research Scientist, University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne, Ph.D.
University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Masters of the Anthropocene: Choosing Our Future, Kosmos Journal at http://www.kosmosjournal.org/reader-essay/masters-of-the-anthropocene-choosing-our-future/
Half-baked and Out of Time, New Internationalist at http://newint.org/features/web-exclusive/2015/08/28/evolutionary-shortcomings-and-climate-catastrophe/
Evolutions Paradox: Why We Ignore Climate Change, Kosmos Journal at http://www.kosmosjournal.org/news/evolutions-paradox-why-we-ignore-climate-change-2/
Wanted: a Political Leader with a Vision for a Sustainable Future, The Conversation at https://theconversation.com/wanted-political-leader-with-a-vision-for-a-sustainable-future-17007 and in The Story of the 2013 Election (Future Leaders), ISBN 9780987480712