Helen Elliott

Dr Helen Elliott EdD, PGCert, MSc, RGN, RSCN, RHV, BSc, BSc (Hons), SFHEA

Associate Professor in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Key details

Dr Helen Elliott

Associate Professor in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing


Helen started her training as a registered nurse at Barnet School of Nursing. She has consistently developed her knowledge around healthcare practice by undertaking a range of training opportunities to become a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse and Registered Health Visitor.

Helen has continuously built on her experience by working in various general hospitals as a staff nurse, ward sister and ward manager over many 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 New-born Hearing Screening programme for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham and 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. Helen joined the University of Greenwich as a Senior Lecturer, focusing on teaching the Health Visiting and School Nursing students. Helen has also taught district nurses and pre-registration nurses. Helen teaches health promotion, health visiting theory and practice, leadership, domestic abuse and qualitative research studies, academic skills. Helen has supervised students undertaking their dissertations at undergraduate and at the master’s level.

Soon after starting at the University, Helen undertook her Doctorate in Education and graduated in October 2019. Helen’s thesis focused on Health visitors and their routine enquiry into domestic abuse. Since completing her Doctorate, Helen has been supervising PhD students in their thesis studies.

In September 2019, Helen was appointed Academic Portfolio Lead at the University of Greenwich. In addition, Helen took on the role as Programme Lead (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing) in April 2020. In September 2021, Helen was promoted to Associate Professor in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.


Posts held previously:

  • 2019 Academic Portfolio Lead/ SCPHN Programme Lead (April 2020) Current
  • 2018 Research Champion (Health Visiting) - National Institute of Health Research/Institute of Health Visiting - Current
  • 2013   Senior Lecturer- University of Greenwich- Current
  • 2008-2013 Placement Development Manager, Oxleas and SLHT
  • 2006-2008 Local Coordinator Newborn Hearing Programme, LSL
  • 1998-2006 Health Visitor, Lewisham
  • 1996-1997 Community Children’s Nurse, Lewisham
  • 1995-1996 Children’s Outpatient’s Manager, Kings College Hospital
  • 1993-1995 Ward Manager, Queen Mary’s Hospital
  • 1991-1993 Junior Sister, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • 1984-1998 Student nurse training and Staff nursing positions

Responsibilities within the university

Academic Portfolio Lead: A broad scope of responsibility in leading a team of senior lecturers and teaching fellows from health visiting/school nursing, district nursing, speech and language therapists, nursing associates and practice nurses.

Programme leader for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: As a programme leader, Helen is responsible for curriculum development and delivery as well as providing leadership to the team of colleagues who contribute to the modules.

Recognition

External examining:

Independent Academic- FdA Public Health and Social Care, BA (Hons) Public Health and Social Care (L6 top-up) University of Sussex partner revalidation (2019).

Peer Reviewer:

Journal of Health Visiting; International Journal of Palliative Nursing; Health and Social Care in the Community; British Journal of Nursing

Institute of Health Visiting, Leading Excellence in Practice Programme - Mentor

United Kingdom Standing Conference in Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Education

Institute of Health Visiting Networking Meeting

Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council

Member of the Royal College of Nursing

Research / Scholarly interests

  • PhD and professional doctorate supervision, MSc, Undergraduate students.
  • Principal Investigator: Leading research into healthcare students and online learning. (March 2021).
  • A member of an international research group: The Nutrition and Diabetes Research & Practice Group- Centre for Chronic illness and Ageing (Aug 2020).
  • North Thames Region- Research Champion for the NIHR/Institute of Health Visiting (2018).

Publications:

Laffar, K. & Elliott, H. (2021) Influences that affect Health Visitors ability to work with fathers who are perpetrators of domestic abuse. Journal of Health Visiting.

Elliott, H. (2020). ‘How not to miss abuse in children’ Nursing in Practice: CPD Online Module https://www.nursinginpractice.com/clinical/cpd-how-not-to-miss-abuse-in-children/

Bhairo, R. & Elliott, H. (2018). Encouraging breastfeeding: The role of fathers. Journal of Health Visiting. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2018.6.6.290 Elliott, H. (2016).

Barriers to the disclosure of domestic violence and abuse in health visiting. Journal of Health Visiting. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2016.4.7.354

Conference Presentations and Charing roles:

Elliott, H. (2021 September) Public Health Nurses: In the identification of domestic violence and abuse. The 4th European Conference on Domestic Violence and abuse. Ljubljana, Slovenia. Oral presentation.

Elliott, H. (2021 July) Public health nurses: The identification of domestic violence and abuse. 8th Edition of the virtual conference on Nursing Education and Practice. International conference- Nursing congress. Oral presentation.

Elliott, H. (2018) ‘Recognising domestic abuse in a ‘fertility setting’. Oral presentation. Contemporary challenges in fertility nursing, supporting the patient journey. Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom, London.

Elliott, H. (2016, July). (Chair) The 8th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium: Engaging with the government’s renewed strategy to end domestic violence and abuse. London.

Elliott, H. (2016, June) Providing appropriate intervention and high-quality service during the first 5 years of children’s life. Presented at the Prevention and early intervention for children 0-5: Exploring the new public health role of local authorities. Public Policy Exchange, London.

Elliott, Helen (2015) Domestic violence and abuse: Taking the leadership role. In: 3rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference, 12-13th March 2016, Royal College of Physicians London UK.

Elliott, Helen (2015) Domestic violence and abuse: Are you asking the question? In: Domestic violence and abuse: Are you asking the question? 17th June 2015, University of Worcester

Podcast:

Invited by an MBE recipient: to participate in a 1:1 podcast discussion to promote ‘The Year of the Nurse’. Reflecting on my experiences and impact my teaching has had on students who are now practitioners. (Nurses and Midwives Talk, Jan 2021).

Thesis:

Elliott, Helen (2019) An examination of the factors that inform Health Visitors’ effective identification and support of women experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Recent publications

Article

Bhairo, Rachael and , Elliott, Helen (2018), Encouraging breastfeeding: the role of fathers. MA Healthcare. In: , , , . MA Healthcare, Journal of Health Visiting, 6 (6) . pp. 290-301 ISSN: 2050-8719 (Print), 2052-2908 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2018.6.6.290).

Elliott, Helen and , (2016), Barriers to disclosure of domestic violence and abuse in health visiting. MA Healthcare Ltd.. In: , , , . MA Healthcare Ltd., Journal of Health Visiting, 4 (7) . pp. 354-359 ISSN: 2050-8719 (Print), 2052-2908 (Online) (doi: http://www.journalofhealthvisiting.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=107718;article=hv_4_7_354_359) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference item

Elliott, Helen and , (2021), Public health nurses: in the identification of domestic violence and abuse.. In: 4th European Conference on Domestic Violence, 13th- 15th September, Online from Slovenia , . , (doi: http://ecdv-ljubljana.org/) NB Item availability restricted.

Elliott, Helen and , (2021), Public health nurses: the identification of domestic violence and abuse. In: 8th Edition of the virtual conference on Nursing Education and Practice. International conference- Nursing congress, 15th-16th July 2021, Webinar , . , (doi: ).

Elliott, Helen and , (2018), Domestic abuse: Fertility nurses update. In: Contemporary challenges in Fertility Nursing II Supporting the patient journey, 17th March 2018, Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom, 20 Cavendish Square, London , . , (doi: ).

Elliott, Helen and , (2018), Recognising domestic abuse in a fertility setting. In: Contemporary challenges in Fertility Nursing II Supporting the patient journey, 17th March 2018, Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom, 20 Cavendish Square, London , . , (doi: ).

Elliott, Helen and , (2015), Domestic violence and abuse: Taking the leadership role. In: 3rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference, 12-13th March 2016, Royal College of Physicians London UK , . , . pp. 1-1 (doi: ).

Elliott, Helen and , (2015), Domestic violence and abuse: Are you asking the question?. In: Domestic violence and abuse: Are you asking the question?, 17th June 2015, University of Worcester , . , (doi: ).

Thesis