Professor of Biology in University College, London (UCL) Biosciences
Professor Helen Chatterjee is a Professor of Biology in UCL Biosciences and UCL Arts & Sciences. Her research includes evidencing the impact of natural and cultural participation on health; she co-founded the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, is an Advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts and Health, Chairs the Royal Society for Public Health’s SIG in Arts and Healt, and is a Founding Trustee of the National Centre for Creative Health. Her interdisciplinary research has won a range of awards including a Special Commendation from Public Health England for Sustainable Development and the 2018 AHRC-Wellcome Health Humanities Medal and Leadership Award; she received an MBE in 2015 for Services to Higher Education and Culture. Helen has written four books 'Touch in Museums: Policy and Practice in Object Handling' (Berg Publications, 2008), ‘Museums, Health and Well-being’ (Routledge, 2013), ‘Engaging the Senses: Object-Based Learning in Higher Education’ (Routledge, 2015), ‘Material Connections: From Object-Based Learning to Object-Based Well-being’ (Taylor Francis, 2020) and over 50 research articles. Helen has recently launched the world’s first taught postgraduate programme, an MASc, in Creative Health at UCL.