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Professor Helen James

Professor Helen James

Professor Helen James has more than 35 years of experience starting out as a chartered engineer where she worked in the shipbuilding, armaments and space industries. She later moved into academia, where she is now Pro Vice-Chancellor at Glyndŵr University (UK). She is also Professor of Widening Participation and Social Justice at the University. Her current research interests are in higher education strategy and student retention. In 2005, Helen was awarded Welsh Woman of the Year for Science and Technology. She is the founding Director and Chair of North Wales Science, the current Chair of the Wrexham Science Festival and is a member of the Deeside Enterprise Zone Board. She was the former Head of Business Services at University of Brighton (UK) and prior to that Senior Lecturer in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Helen founded the Women into Science and Engineering Network in Sussex and was a former Regional Chair and Council Member for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Helen graduated from the University of Leicester and has been a postgraduate student of both the University of Sussex and the University of Bath, where she obtained her doctorate in Higher Education Management.

Scope of Expertise: Strategic Development and Partnerships, Economic and Social Development, STEM education, Student Retention.

Primary Country of Work: United Kingdom
United Kingdom


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