School of Medicine
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Subject Areas: Medical Education; Health and Educational Psychology
Helen joined the School of Medicine in June 2019 as one of the two Course Leaders for the post-graduate Medical Education programme.
From a primary education advisory teacher role through to higher education postgraduate course leadership and professional training, Helen has a wealth of experience in planning, delivering and assessing educational courses at all levels. Her teaching roles in Higher Education have included: sport, exercise, educational & health psychology; postgraduate research methods courses in psychology and medical education; postgraduate research degree supervision and professional training in education, coaching and leadership.
After graduating from the University of Exeter, Helen moved to the USA to undertake a Masters’ degree focusing on health education whilst designing, and instructing on, teacher training courses. After completing her PhD with Manchester Metropolitan University, Helen worked as a research fellow at Keele University Primary Care Sciences Research Centre for five years conducting research into adult learning; patient and professional experiences of low back pain and its treatment pathways; patient satisfaction with an expanded role for community pharmacists; and an examination of coping strategies used by patients with rheumatoid arthritis (& their families).
Outside of her role as Course Leader in Medical Education Helen retains a professional interest in outdoor education, providing practical training courses in caving and advising outdoor education companies that specialise in provision of outdoor activities for individuals with additional needs.
Hooper, H. & Ong, B.N. (2005). When Harry met Barry, and other stories: A partner’s influence on relationships in back pain care. Anthropology and Medicine, 12(1), 47-60.
Hooper, H., Ryan, S., & Hassell, A. (2004). The role of social comparison in coping with rheumatoid arthritis: An interview study. Musculoskeletal Care, 2(4), 195-206.
Ong, B.N., & Hooper, H. (2006). Comparing clinical and lay accounts of the diagnosis and treatment of back pain. Sociology of Health and Illness, 28(2), 203-222.
Ong, B.N., Hooper, H., Jinks, C., Dunn, K.M. & Croft, P. (2006). “I suppose that depends on how I was feeling at the time”: Perspectives on questionnaires measuring quality of life and musculoskeletal pain. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 11(2), 80-88.
Research interests include: