Helen has been a member of Nottingham Law School since 2007. She is currently the editor of the peer-reviewed, Nottingham Law Journal and a founding member of the research group, the Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice. In 2013 she was awarded fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Helen's teaching interests reflect her research and centre on human rights, immigration and public law issues. She is also responsible for overseeing the final year independent research projects which run on the Distance learning and Full-time LLB programmes.
Helen's research interests centre on two particular aspects relating to international human rights; namely the right to seek asylum (in particular the effect of European asylum legislation) and the specific difficulties faced by the Roma in accessing rights protection. The latter was the subject of her PhD at the University of Leicester (which she completed in 2000).