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Dr. Helen Lockett

Science Advisor

Helen started her career as an employment specialist in the UK and is now one of the world’s leading researchers in the IPS approach.

Helen’s passion for making a difference is evident in the work she does within the health and welfare sectors. She provides policy advice for government agencies, the OECD and NGOs across New Zealand. She is also an international associate for the Centre for Mental Health (UK). Other strategic work includes leadership of the Equally Well initiative since 2014.

In 2019, Helen completed her doctorate with the University of Auckland on improving evidence-based practices in employment support for people who experience mental health and addiction issues.

Highly skilled at translating evidence into practice for organisations and practitioners, she enjoys seeing the positive benefits that employment brings for people and communities.

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