Academic and Professional Qualifications:

BA Physical Natural Sciences - University of Cambridge
MSci Materials Science and Metallurgy – University of Cambridge
PhD Materials Science and Metallurgy – University of Cambridge
ProfGradIMMM Professional Graduate Member of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining


After completing her PhD on ceramic coatings and their use in biomedical applications, Helen joined Burgoynes in 2010.

Helen investigates materials failures, mechanical failures and carries out fracture analyses. Investigations to date have included engineering component failures and general materials failures (metals, glass, polymers, composites and textiles) including fatigue failures, overload failures and corrosion failures. Helen has investigated incidents involving domestic and industrial plumbing installations, pressurised pipework and fittings, structural collapse, defective design, deficient installation and manufacturing defects.