Professor Helen Beckett

Professor of Social Policy and Social WorkSchool of Health, Social Work and Sport

Helen is an applied researcher, with 25 years’ experience of involving children and young people in research around issues that impact their lives. For the last 15 years, her research has particularly focused on children and young people’s experiences of (sexual) abuse, their associated needs and service responses to these. In addition to her subject expertise, Helen has a particular interest in research ethics and supporting the wellbeing of both participants and researchers themselves. She is also involved in policy and practice development in her field.