Helen was Fitzwilliam’s Development Director between October 2011 and August 2016. She now focuses on the College’s relations in Singapore, and runs the LKY Fitzwilliam Fund initiative.
After reading History at Fitzwilliam (1982-5) Helen was a researcher, then a director/producer of historical documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, WGBH, Arts & Entertainment, and the History Channel. In the late 1990s she took a sabbatical from television production and studied for a Masters Degree and PhD in the History of Medicine, both at the University of East Anglia. Today, Helen combines development work for Fitzwilliam with her own historical research. Her area of interest is the First World War, particularly the medical treatment of servicemen.