Helen_CookeHelen trained as a nurse at Barts in the ‘80s but became disillusioned with the allopathic approach practiced in hospitals at that time and soon after qualifying left nursing to work in the charitable sector.

She worked for three years at an addiction centre in Kent and then moved on to the renowned Penny Brohn Cancer Care (formerly Bristol Cancer Help Centre) which practices an integrative approach – helping people to live well with cancer.

She has been Director of Therapy for five years and Head of Information and Research for three years.

Helen has been involved in sustainable healthcare initiatives for over 25 years. She leads the Innovations Network at the College of Medicine which showcases pioneering, co-creating healthcare initiatives.

Helen’s career choices have been driven by a desire to be involved with projects which equip people with the knowledge, contacts and resources to improve their health and wellbeing.