Helen Franks

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole building MS2.75

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer Public Health & Evidence Based Practice


Helen has worked in higher education for over 15 years. She has a strong track record in research, particularly in public health, community nursing and health services management. Helen is a qualified nurse, health visitor, counsellor and coach. She sees these as being mutually relevant to her interest in the promotion of both physical and mental health. Helen is a co-programme leader for the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies a post qualified nursing programme at Salford which enables international nurses to gain a full UK university Honours degree over two academic trimesters. She is passionate about ensuring that students have equality of access and opportunity to excel in the academic setting.


  • Public Health
  • Evidence Based Practice.

Research Interests

  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Health¬†Services Management

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Family Planning Nurse
  • PG Dip Health Visiting
  • MSc Health Promotion
  • PGCE
  • Grad Cert Counselling
  • PG Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy (dist)
  • PG cert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • ILM level 5 Coaching and Mentoring


  • Nursing & Midwifery Council registrant (Nurse and Health Visitor)
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy registrant and member
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Public Health