Research Output per year
Helen was selected twice to participate for EPSRC sandpits. The first, chosen as one of twenty five from one hundred and fifty applicants to participate in the December 2010, Transport Grand Challenge: Travel Behaviour, Habits and Practice Sandpit. As a result of the sandpit Helen was part of the top-rated multi-institutional Disruption Project. The second was an experimental version of the sandpit process, which instead of being run in a face-to-face environment was facilitated digitally within a virtual world. Helen was selected as one of sixteen from eighty five applicants to attend in July 2012 the creativity greenhouse entitled, Sustainable Society: Achieving work-life balance in a digitally dependent world. This resulted in top-rated 2 year Digital Brain Switch project.
She then went onto lead the Inclusive Supply Chain work package as part of The Open University’s International Development and Inclusive Innovation strategic research area (SRA).
Area of Expertise:
My area of expertise is in social marketing to understand consumer behaviours and the development of interventions.
I am inspired by the realisation that we need to reduce our impact on the environment to help manage the finite resources. Traditionally the solution has been to tackle these problems with top-down large scale, often technological solutions, rather than looking to the individual to make small changes that cumulatively could have substantial impacts. Harnessing the power of small scale change I see as an important way to bring about change.
Doctorate, Open University
1 Oct 2006 → 12 Dec 2009
Degree, Open University
1 Feb 1988 → 15 Oct 2005
Postgraduate Diploma, Open University
1 Feb 1999 → 15 Oct 2002
Visiting Research Fellow, Open University30 Nov 2017 → 28 Feb 2020
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference proceeding
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year