Professor of Medicine (Diabetes and Antenatal Care), University of East Anglia and Professor of Women’s Health, Kings College London
Helen is a Professor of Medicine (Diabetes and Antenatal Care) at the University of East Anglia and Professor of Women’s Health at Kings College London. She is also an honorary consultant physician at Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust since 2006 and at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust since 2015.
She runs a diabetes pregnancy research programme which aims to improve the glucose control and infant health outcomes of pregnant women with diabetes. Her research interests include improving access to prepregnancy care, maternal dietary intake and developing novel continuous glucose monitoring and artificial pancreas technologies. She supervises higher degree students from diabetes & endocrinology, clinical biochemistry and obstetrics & gynaecology. Her research is funded by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Diabetes UK, Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF), and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
She has led the East of England prepregnancy care projects, is a founding member of the National Pregnancy in Diabetes (NPID) audit and chair of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Gestational Diabetes Diet Group. She is regional editor for Diabetic Medicine, a member of the Diabetes UK scientific research committee and has previously served on the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Maternal and Child Health Board and the EU FP7 Grant Assessment Panel.