Degrees and professional qualifications
2010 Certificate in Psychodynamic Skills and Theory (Chichester Counselling Services)
2009 Certificate of Attendance Supervision Skills (British Association of Psychotherapy)
2008 Certificate of Attendance Emotions at Work Course (Lincoln Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy)
2000 PhD Nursing (University of Manchester)
1992 Post Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Manchester)
1992 Registered Nurse Teacher (Royal College of Nursing)
1990 BSc Hons Sociology 2:1 (London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London)
1978 Registered Nurse (University College Hospital, London)
2013 to 2014 Professor of Nursing, University of York
2012 – 2013 Professor in Clinical Nursing Practice joint appointment with Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and University of Surrey
2010-2012 Reader in Nursing, Centre for Research in Nursing & Midwifery Education, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey
2008 – 2010 Senior Research Fellow (RA3) & Director, Centre for Research in Nursing & Midwifery Education, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey
2006 – 2008 Senior Research Fellow (RA3) & Deputy Director Centre for Research in Nursing & Midwifery Education, European Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences), University of Surrey.
2004 – 2005 Research Fellow (RA2), European Institute of Health & Medical Sciences,
University of Surrey.
2002 – 2004 Research Fellow (RA1), European Institute of Health & Medical Sciences,
University of Surrey.
2000 – 2001 Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Nursing Development Centre, South Bank University. Programme Director and Module Leader, BSc Nursing. Module leader, MSc. BSc and MSc research dissertation supervisor.
1996 - 2000 Lecturer, Royal College of Nursing Institute. Programme Director, Diploma in Fertility Nursing. Programme Director, BSc Nursing. Module Leader BSc Nursing. Module leader, MSc Nursing. BSc and MSc research dissertation supervision.
Bazarganipour, Fatemah and Seyed-Abdolvahab, Taghavi and Allan, Helen T. and Nazafarin, Hosseini and Khosravi, Ahmad and Asadi, Rahimeh and Salari, Shohreh and Dehghani, Raziyeh and Jamshidi, Zahra and Rezaei, Marziyeh and Saberian, Mansoreh and Javedan, Fatemeh and Salari, Zahra and Miri, Fahimeh (2017) Improving quality of life in women with primary dysmenorrhea using a simple acupressure protocol: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine . (Accepted/In press)
Bazarganipour, Fatemeh and Taghavi, Seyed-Abdolvahab and Allan, Helen T. and Beheshti, Fatemeh and Khalili, Asma and Miri, Fahimeh and Rezaei, Marziyeh and Mojgori, Mahbobeh and Imaninasab, Fatemeh and Irani, Fahimeh and Salari, Shohreh (2017) The effect of applying pressure to the LIV3 and LI4 on the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome: a randomized clinical trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 31 . pp. 65-70. ISSN 0965-2299 (Accepted/In press)
O'Driscoll, Mike and Allan, Helen T. and Savage, Jan and Tapson, Kit and Lee, Gay and Dixon, Roz (2017) Do governing body and CSU nurses on clinical commissioning groups really lead a nursing agenda? Journal of Nursing Management . ISSN 0966-0429 (Accepted/In press)
Callwood, Alison and Cooke, Debbie and Allan, Helen T. (2016) Value-based recruitment in midwifery: do the values align with what women say is important to them? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72 (10). pp. 2358-2368. ISSN 0309-2402
Allan, Helen T. and Dixon, Roz and Lee, Gay and Savage, Jan and Tapson, Christine (2017) Governing body nurses' experiences of clinical commissioning groups: an observational study of two clinical commissioning groups in England. Journal of Research in Nursing, 22 (3). pp. 197-211. ISSN 1744-9871
2014 - A pilot study into the roles of nurses serving on clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). £8000 knowledge transfer money Middlesex University.
2013 – 2014 - Readiness to Care study. (PI) Professor Kate Galvin, Carole Wright, University of Hull, Helena Johnson York St John University, Karen Splisbury University of York, Helen Allan University of York. £64, 157. The Yorks & Humber LETB funds this work.
2011 – 2014 - AaRK project (Academic award and Recontextualising Knowledge) with Institute of Education, the University of Salford, Ashford St Peter's Hospital NHS Trust (ASPH) and the Hope Hospital NHS Trust, Salford. £262,149. This project will contribute to national and local NHS workforce priorities. This project is held at University of Surrey subsequent to my move to University of York.
Improving the patient experience and productivity in clinical micro systems: a mixed methods study of nurse – Healthcare support worker delegation
Professor Helen Allan and Dr Carin Magnusson NETNEP2014 - NetNEP Presentation [PDF]
Nursing Standard: Put safety first when delegating your work [PDF]
2011 – 2014 - RESPONSE project (Responding to care concerns) with Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS (RSCH) and University of Wales, Swansea. £184,717. This project is supported by the SHA and we are collaborating with the SHA lead for the Excellence in Care Programme around complaints data management. This project is held at University of Surrey subsequent to my move to University of York.
Membership of professional societies
1978 Royal College of Nursing
1992 British Sociological Association
1996 British Fertility Society
National and international roles
2014 European Academy of Nursing Scientists Doctoral Summer School. Invited lecturer, research methods.
2014 University of Turku, Finland. Invited speaker Doctoral training programme, research methods in nursing education.
2013 Invited member of Scientific Committee International Research Conference, NET NEP Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands. June 2014.
2012 Invited NIHR Mentor Clinical Academic Careers for nurses, midwives & allied health professionals.
2011 RCN Research Society's invited education research representative on the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education workforce programme.
2011 Invited member of Scientific Committee International Research Conference, NET NEP Baltimore, USA. June 2012.
2010 Academic collaboration with University of Taiwan, Prof Jane Lu.
2009 National Mentor, Academy of Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting.
2008 – 2011 Editor, Journal of Infertility Counselling.
2007 President of the Association of Psychosexual Nurses.
2007 Fellow of European Academy of Nursing Scientists.
2007 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
2007 – 2010 Elected Committee Member British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) and BICA representative to British Fertility Society.
2007 – 2010 Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Human Fertility.
2007 I review for the Department of Health, NIHR.
2005 I review for key peer reviewed journals with high impact factors (IF) in the field: Journal of Advanced Nursing; Journal of Clinical Nursing; International Journal Nursing Studies; Nurse Education Today; Health; Patient Counselling and Information; Sociology of Health & Illness.