Helen has more than 18 years of experience providing scientific support for oil and chemical spill responses and exercises, specifically relating to Environmental Unit decisions. Helen has attended and advised on numerous oil and chemical spills worldwide, providing scientific and technical advice, as well as conducting third-party claims and Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) assessments. In addition, Helen has evaluated on-board hazardous materials for vessel casualties. Her spill response experience includes the provision of on-site technical and scientific advice on effective response options to industry, responders and government representatives.
As part of preparedness activities, she assists governments, industries, and international agencies with preparation and review of Oil Spill Contingency Plans and technical manuals and guides. Helen promotes effective spill response and preparedness through training, seminars and workshops. She has participated in numerous drills and exercises for industry and government clients, from the local to multi-national level.
M.A. | University of Wales, Newport, UK,
B.Sc. (Hons) | Lancaster University, UK
Postgraduate Cert. Fish and Wildlife Management. | American Public University
- International Association of Emergency Managers: Certified Emergency Manager
- Academy Board Certified Environmental Professionals: Certified Environmental Professional
- National Registry of Environmental Professionals: Certified Environmental Scientist