Helena Bird

Helena Bird

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Research interests

I am a part-time PhD researcher interested in understanding the relationship between vitamin D and inflammatory markers with brain-body connections in autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and neurodivergence. My research study is initially focussing on genomic influences and connections between the co-existence of physical health conditions prevalent in autism, ADHD and neurodivergence.

I also currently work full-time as the Chief Pharmacist for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which allows me to connect my research directly to people with autism, ADHD and neurodivergence; to develop and understand how we can prevent or support physical health manifestations that co-occur. I am hopeful that the output of my research will improve their health and wellbeing by better understanding the connections.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychopharmacology (Masters Level), Brighton and Sussex Medical School

1 Sept 20091 Jun 2010

Award Date: 1 Jun 2010

Independent Prescriber, University of Brighton

1 Sept 20061 Jun 2007

Award Date: 1 Jun 2007

MSc Clinical Pharmacy, University of Portsmouth

1 Sept 20021 Jul 2006

Award Date: 1 Jul 2006

BPharm (Hons), University of Bath

1 Sept 19951 Jul 1998

Award Date: 1 Jul 1998

External positions

Chief Pharmacist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

1 May 2020 → …


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