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Helen’s research focuses on two key areas of social policy analysis - education and migration. She has considerable expertise in mixed methods research and in linking administrative and census data to explore ethnic inequalities in educational outcomes. Her research is longitudinal and combines quantitative and qualitative data from various sources to shed light on the (re)production of educational inequalities.

As well as these substantive research interests, Helen is passionate about pedagogical innovation and is a staff member of the Research Training Centre at the School of Social and Political Science. She has contributed to a significant expansion of the outreach ambitions of the Edinburgh Q Step Centre and worked with colleagues to establish the Q Step Academy. This ambitious project aims to raise the profile of social statistics in schools across the UK through innovative teaching and research.


External positions

Communications Officer of Population Geography Research Group, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

1 Sep 20161 Sep 2021


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