Helen is from Yorkshire and Humber AHSN where she is responsible for developing and sustaining strategic partnerships with NHS leaders, academia, large industry, national and regional scientific and academic bodies and collaborative programmes, such as digital transformation and service redesign. These relationships translate into collaborative large scale innovation programmes, collaborative multi agency funding awards for research and innovation and inform place based and regional digital and innovation strategies across three Integrated Care System. Helen leads a team who support SMEs and innovators and NHS organisations to support rapid testing, adoption and scale of innovations. The AHSN has three flagship accelerator programmes including Propel@ YH and Digital North.
Prior to joining the AHSN Helen was Strategic Engagement lead for Nutricia Medical, part of the Danone Group, and national programme lead for Research and Innovation at NHS England.