Helen was the first specialist nurse for the Oxford Sarcoma Service and helped to grow the Oxford service from a newly nationally commissioned bone and soft tissue sarcoma service in 2005; leading her to be named The Nursing Times Cancer Nurse Leader of the Year (2010).
Having always advocated for people affected by sarcoma, working with sarcoma patients over the past 18 years (12 of which were in her Advanced Practice role), she brings a wealth of experience to the charity. Helen looks forward to using her knowledge in sarcoma to help increase the level of expertise to the charity’s Support Line service.
Helen became the founding Chair of the National Sarcoma Forum, a group for health professionals working with sarcoma patients in the UK and passed the Chair over in 2015.
Her husband and two young daughters keep her busy, she looks forward to working in a professional capacity alongside enjoying watching her daughters grow up.