Helen O’Sullivan is Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Chester. Before joining the University of Chester, Helen was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at Keele University and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Online Learning at University of Liverpool.
Helen graduated in molecular biology at the University of Liverpool before taking a PhD in bacterial genetics. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Liverpool, she moved to a lectureship in Biological Sciences at Liverpool Hope University.
Helen moved back to University of Liverpool in 2006 to lead the Hefce funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The work of the Centre helped to shape how medical professionalism is taught across medical schools in the UK and internationally. Her research focuses on the role of emotional intelligence in developing professionalism and leadership in doctors. Her current external activities include membership of UUK International’s TNE Advisory Group and of the Jisc Horizon Group.