Helen is a physicist, oceanographer and broadcaster with a passion for science, sport, books, creativity, hot chocolate and investigating the interesting things in life. She currently works at UCL in London, and is a science presenter for the BBC. Her research interests are the optics and acoustics of ocean bubbles, the structure of the bubble plumes caused by breaking waves, and the influence of ocean bubbles on the atmosphere. She has presented and appeared in a wide range of BBC2 and BBC4 science programmes, including 'Orbit', 'Operation Iceberg', 'Dara O'Briain's Science Club', 'Supersenses', 'Horizon', 'Pop - the Science of Bubbles', and the 'Secret Life of the Sun'.
She is the author of two books: Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life (2016) and Blue Machine: How the Ocean Shapes Our World (2023) which was chosen as a Book of the Year by The Times and The Financial Times.