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Helen Phillips
Visiting Research Fellow



Helen Phillips is a trial coordinator within the COMIC team. She has a ‘BA (Hons) Deaf Studies Combined Honours’. Helen has done a wide variety of jobs including volunteering overseas, teaching British Sign Language (BSL) and lecturing at the University of Central Lancashire.

Helen joined the research team in 2011. She started her first post, in the Midlands, as a Research Assistant for the project translating the Strengths and Difficulties questionnaire into BSL. She became really interested in research and found her career taking this pathway. She is now the trial coordinator for the Deaf Autism Project (Diagnostic Instruments for Autism and Deaf children Study (DIADs).


  • BA Combined Hons in Deaf Studies  - 2001 from The University of Central Lancashire



Helen’s interests and research is focused upon deaf children’s mental health, and to ensure they get equity of interventions as compared to their hearing peers and have good life opportunities.


  • Translation of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires into British Sign Language – NIHR funded (Completed) – (2012)
  • DIADS: Diagnostic Instruments for Autism in Deaf children’s Study

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Helen Phillips
Visiting Research Fellow