Helen Elliott

Helen Elliott RGN, RSCN, RHV, Dip, BSc, BSc Hons, PGDip, PGCertHE, MSc

Helen Elliott
RGN, RSCN, RHV, Dip, BSc, BSc Hons, PGDip, PGCertHE, MSc

Senior Lecturer, Health Visiting/School Nursing and Children’s Nursing

Department of Family Care and Mental Health

Faculty of Education and Health

Helen Elliott is a Senior Lecturer for Health Visiting/School Nursing, and Children's Nursing in the Department of Family Care & Mental Health at the University of Greenwich.

Helen initially qualified as a Registered General Nurse working in a coronary care unit at Barnet General Hospital. She then specialised in sick children's nursing and her career progressed within this field. 

She has worked in a variety of general hospitals as a staff nurse, ward sister and ward manager over a number of years. She has managed the paediatric outpatient department at Kings College Hospital and worked for many years as a health visitor within the local community. Helen also managed the Newborn Hearing Screening programme for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham and more recently, as a Placement Development Manager for South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

Helen completed her MSc Education in 2012 and PGCert Higher Education at the University of Greenwich in 2013. She is currently studying for a Doctorate degree in education (EdD) focusing on an aspect of domestic violence and abuse.

Helen joined the university in 2013 as a senior lecturer on the health visiting/school nursing, child branch, and paramedic programme. She is a Link tutor for pre-registration nurses undertaking health visitor and school nursing placements in Bexley. She is also course coordinator on the Health Visitor/School Nursing Leadership Development and Introduction to Children's Nursing.

She is lecturer on a range of modules including, child development, health visiting, school nursing practice and domestic violence.

Posts held previously:

  • 2008-13, Placement Development Manager, South London Health Care and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2006-08, Local Coordinator, Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, Southwark Primary Care Trust (PCT)
  • 1998-2006: Health Visitor, Lewisham PCT
  • 1996-97, Community Children's Nurse, Lewisham PCT
  • 1995-96, Children's Outpatient's Manager, Kings College Hospital 
  • 1993-95, Ward Manager- Paediatrics, Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup
  • 1991-93, Junior Sister- Paediatrics, Westminster Children's Hospital
  • 1990-91, Staff Nurse- Paediatrics, St Mary's Hospital Paddington
  • 1989-90, Post Registration Student Nurse, Paediatrics, Wolfson School of Nursing
  • 1988-89, Staff Nurse, Adult General Medical and Coronary Care Unit, Barnet General Hospital
  • 1984-88, Student Nurse, Barnet School of Nursing
  • Senior Lecturer, Health Visiting/School Nursing, and Children's Nursing, Department of Family Care & Mental Health
  • Course coordinator on Health Visitor School Nursing, Developing Leadership and Introduction to Children's Nursing 
  • Link tutor
  • Member Nursing and Midwifery Council 
  • External panel member for approval event 2015: Primary Care Nursing, Anglia Ruskin 
  • Reviewer for Journal of Health Visiting, 2013-present
  • Conference Chair, The 8th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium: Engaging with the government's renewed strategy to end domestic violence and abuse. Public Policy Exchange, London, July 2016
  • Conference Chair, Prevention and early intervention for children 0-5: The new public health role of local authorities, Public Policy Exchange, London, June 2016

Helen's main research interest is around the experience of newly qualified health visitors and their experiences of identifying women with children under the age of 5 years who have suffering domestic violence.

Elliott, H. (2016). Early intervention and delivering a high quality service. Prevention and early intervention for children 0-5: The New public health role of local authorities. A Public Policy Exchange Symposium, London.

Elliott, H. (2016). Domestic Abuse: Taking the leadership role. [Poster].Towards 2020: Celebrating nursing and midwifery leadership. The Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation, London.

Elliott, H. (2015). Domestic Violence: Asking the question. The National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse, June 2015, University of Worcester.

Elliott, H. (2015). Domestic Violence: Taking the leadership role. [Poster] Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference, 3 March.

Elliott, H. (2015). Domestic violence and abuse: Are you asking the questions? [Poster]. Violence and abuse: Cross cutting issues, 1st Annual Conference, University of Worcester.

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