Helen is a researcher within CENTRIC. Helen studied for her PhD at Northumbria University in graph and network visualisation. Before that she completed a Masters in Computing also at Northumbria and BSc in Mathematics at Edinburgh University. Helen’s main research interests lie in data analysis and visualisation. Her role in CENTRIC will be to work as part of the ATHENA project which will use new and social media to contribute to effective and efficient communication and enhanced situational awareness during a crisis for citizens and first responders.