Thinking she’d left her scientific past behind after graduating in Physics from Imperial College, it wasn’t long before Helen found herself performing scientifically verified stand-up and songs, and presenting science programmes on TV and radio.
Since then she’s performed everywhere from Hammersmith Apollo to CERN in Geneva, toured the UK in ‘Uncaged Monkeys’ with Robin Ince and Professor Brian Cox, and taken her own award-winning solo show ‘Voice of an Angle‘ to the Edinburgh Fringe, Cheltenham Science Festival and London’s Soho Theatre.
Helen also creates comedy and science – sometimes together – for television, including BBC2 ‘Coast’, Comedy Central ‘Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience’, Great Inventions, Channel 4 News and as a lead presenter in ‘Outrageous Acts Of Science’ on Discovery Channel. Helen is also one third of science comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd, whose three comedy specials ‘Full Frontal Nerdity’, ‘Just For Graphs’ and ‘You Can’t Polish A Nerd’ are out now on DVD and download.
Her first book ‘The Element In The Room’ with Steve Mould is out now, you can hear the revisionist science history series she wrote with sister Dr Kat Arney ‘Did The Victorians Ruin The World?’ on BBC Radio 4.