Helen read for an English Literature degree at the University of Reading before establishing her own business in educational interpreting and the provision of literacy support for deaf students throughout England. She is a qualified British Sign Language user. She originally joined Deafax as the Programmes Director and has travelled extensively throughout the world (New Zealand, America, France, West Indies, Europe to name but a few) carrying out research into the needs of d/Deaf children and working with professionals in education. These initiatives led to the setting up of a Deafchild UK Consortium of which she was Director, obtaining recognition as a Government approved ICT Training Provider for Teachers of the Deaf. She has been Chief Executive since 2006.
She has been responsible for pioneering a wide and innovative range of programmes in health and education and is Co-founder of Signly which provides synchronous in-vision sign language on websites.