Helen graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 2011 and after completing a series of dental core training posts, undertook an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Dentistry in Sheffield. She completed her Masters in Clinical Research from the University of Sheffield in 2017 and passed her specialist examinations in Paediatric Dentistry in 2018. She recently completed her PhD, which was funded by the National Institute for Health Research, to develop a utility measure for children with dental caries. Helen has a passion for clinical academia; she founded the award-winning CONNECT trainee-led research group and is the current Chair of the Teachers’ Branch of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. She is the current editor of the Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin supplement for the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Helen is the trainee representative for the Board of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is an examiner for the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) examinations. She completed the prestigious Lady Estelle Wolfson Emerging Leaders Fellowship last year and is currently training towards her Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship Examinations. Her ultimate goal is to become a Professor in Paediatric Dentistry.