After gaining a DPhil in Astrophysics from St. John's College, Oxford, Helen spent several years as an academic researcher in theoretical and observational cosmology, gaining an international reputation.
Since joining Torchbox at its inception, Helen's work as a Senior Developer has marshalled important projects from concept and specifications through technical build and UAT to training and launch. Projects she's worked on recently include a monitoring, evaluation and project management tool for the Football Foundation, and a case management system from Pohwer, the advocacy service.
Helen's skills lie in technical programming, database design, code optimisation, and working with clients to turn their requirements into technical specifications. She also has a keen interest in quality control. Outside work Helen has a strong interest in sustainable living and community building.