University College London

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 (University College London) in London, and is a science presenter for the BBC.

We’re surrounded by fascinating science all the time, but we don’t notice most of it. Helen loves playing with everyday science, and she writes a monthly column for BBC Focus magazine called ‘Everyday Science’. They let her write about things like why wet paper bags are rubbish and why blueberry jam is pink. Helen is delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Columnist of the Year – Consumer Media’ by the PPA (Professional Publishers Association) in the PPA Awards 2014.