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Helena graduated with a Combined Science degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Seville (Spain), in 1997. She then completed a PgCert Education before registering as a pharmacist in 1998. She then worked as a pharmacy manager while undertaking a number of post-graduate courses, including an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy and PgC in Pharmacy Management.

    In 2006, she joined the University of Portsmouth to be Course Leader for the Foundation Degree in Medicines Management, and subsequently, the MSc in Pharmacy Practice. She then gained additional qualifications, including a PhD and PgC in Research Methods. 

    Currently, Helena is Director of Postgraduate Research and teaches across a number of healthcare courses topics related to research methods, clinical practice and professional ethics. She continues to working in practice as a community pharmacist.

Research Interests

Key interests relate to public health, in particular to health proteccion and environmental determinants of health and how these affect key populations

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Evaluation of a Foundation Degree for Pharmacy Technicians

1 Sept 20071 Oct 2010

Award Date: 1 Oct 2010

PG Cert, PgCert Research Methods

1 Sept 20061 Sept 2007

Award Date: 2 Jul 2007

Master of Science, Pharmacists’ perceptions of the implementation of Medicines Use Reviews and Prescription Intervention Services, Cardiff University

1 Sept 20031 Sept 2006

Award Date: 3 Jul 2006

A1 assessor award, City and Guilds

1 Sept 20051 May 2006

Award Date: 1 Sept 2005

PG Cert, PgCert Pharmacy Management, Queen's University Belfast

1 Sept 20041 Jul 2005

Award Date: 4 Jul 2005

PgCert Education, University of Seville

1 Sept 19961 May 1997

Award Date: 1 May 1997

Master of Science, Master of Pharmacy, University of Seville

1 Sept 19911 Jul 1996

Award Date: 1 Jul 1996

External positions

External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University

1 Jun 2016 → …


  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica
  • research
  • environment
  • practice
  • education
  • medicines optimisation


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