Dr Helen Brooks BSc, MRes, PhD

Helen and her dog

Helen is a Senior Lecturer in the Mental Health Research Group at the University of Manchester. Her work has a dual focus on the role of social networks in the management of chronic conditions and the implementation of complex interventions designed to improve health experiences. She has a particular interest in the role of pets in the management of health problems and her research was the first to explore the work that people feel their pets do to support them living with physical and mental health conditions.