Helen Wheatley holds a BA in American and English Literature from the University of East Anglia and an MA and PhD in Film and Television Studies from the University of Warwick.
Her research interests are in various aspects of British television history, and she has published work on popular genres in television drama in the UK and US, including the monograph Gothic Television (2006). She has an ongoing interest in issues of television history and historiography.
Helen is currently co-investigator on the AHRC-funded project A History of Television for Women in Britain, 1947-89. She is also developing research on the history of children’s television culture in Britain which is the subject of a large-scale touring exhibition being designed with colleagues at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum which will tour the UK for three years from May 2015.