Innovation and Business Partnerships Manager, University of Oxford


Helena is the Innovation and Business Partnership Manager for the Social Sciences Division at the University of Oxford. Her primary role is to support academics across the Division to build mutually beneficial engagements with industry partners and explore innovative ways of enhancing the impact of their research. She also manages the Business Engagement Seed Fund and develop training resources to support academics, students and professional services teams with business partnerships and innovation activities.

Helena was a Research Coordinator focusing on Global Adolescent Mental Health at the University of Oxford. She was part of the Accelerating Achievement for Africa‚Äôs Adolescent Hub. The Hub is a partnership between international organisations, African governments, and African and UK universities, and is funded by the UK Research and Innovations Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). She was also responsible for coordinating Safeguarding implementation across the Hub. 

Helena holds an MSc in Psychology from the University of Surrey (2018) and a BA (Hons) in Anthropology from the University of Cambridge (2012). Previously, she has worked as a Project Manager in the Communications industry across advertising, psychology based organisational transformation, and internal communications consultancy, and as an Assistant Psychologist for NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).