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Helena Channon-Wells

Research Coordinator; Global Adolescent Mental Health

Helena is a Research Coordinator focused on Global Adolescent Mental Health. She is part of the Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescent Hub. The Hub is a partnership between international organisations, African governments, and African and UK universities, and is funded by the UK Research and Innovations Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Helena is responsible for a work package of five RCTs operating across Kenya, Uganda and South Africa, and is the Hub Safeguarding Coordinator. She is aligned to the Department of Psychiatry, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, and the School of Government at the University of Oxford. She is also part of the Mind & Behaviour Research Group.

Helena holds an MSc in Psychology from the University of Surrey (2018) and a BA (Hons) in Anthropology from the University of Cambridge (2012). Previously, she has worked as a Project Manager in the Communications industry across advertising, psychology based organisational transformation, and internal communications consultancy, and as an Assistant Psychologist for NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).