• Medical Advisor to the Health Experience Research Group
  • GP Principal

Helen is responsible for teaching and coordinating the communication skills course for medical undergraduates at Oxford. As well as teaching, she recruits and trains tutors and simulated patients who work with the students to improve their communication with patients, mostly through role play. She also develops the curriculum and assessments and provide individual coaching to students who struggle in this area.

She joined the Health Experience Research Group in May 2011 to provide medical oversight of and input into the work of the researchers, attending the planning meetings for new projects and helping the researchers with medical background.

Helen is particularly interested in the use of recorded patient experience in medical education and is currently researching whether exposure to patient experience in this way makes a difference to later consultations by students

Helen also works half time as a GP in Oxford.