Helen Atkinson

Helen Atkinson - Deputy Head of Consultancy Services

Helen is Deputy head of Consultancy Services, a fast-growing service dedicated to generating both societal and economic impact from academic research by facilitating consultancy between University academics from across all disciplines with the University and external organisations.

Helen oversees the work of the Consultancy Services team who support almost 400 consultancy projects per year. Helen and the team offer assistance to academics throughout the lifecycle of their consultancy projects including giving advice on pricing, negotiating contracts and managing the financial administration.

Before joining Cambridge Enterprise, Helen worked at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as the Executive Assistant to the Director. Helen has extensive experience of the workings of the University of Cambridge and the interface between academics and industry as she spent ten years in the University’s Research Office in various roles, culminating in the post of Assistant Director, School of Clinical Medicine.

Helen has a BSc in Geography from the University of Cambridge.

Helen is a PraxisAuril Mentor and has contributed to PraxisAuril consultancy training courses.

Helen joined Cambridge Enterprise in August 2014.