You have reached the online home of Helen Johnson.  I am a poet/researcher available for research consultancy work, project evaluation, poetry performances, event organisation, public speaking, performance poetry workshops (adults and children), and Psychology tutoring.  To explore my various social scientific, educational and artistic dimensions please click on one of the tabs above.  Alternatively, for two-way interaction, please e-mail me.

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Photo by Bohdan Piasecki (2011)

I am a poet and an academic, which means that I not only live in an ivory tower, but can describe it, using vivid imagery and interesting metaphors...



  • Alice Hill, a recent undergraduate from the University of Brighton whose work I supervised, will be presenting a poster on her undergraduate dissertation research, "I don't bloat ... it's a gift": A Discourse Analysis of Bridesmaids at The Appearance Matters Conference in London, 28-30 June 2016.
  • I am currently collaborating with Professor Claudia Mitchell (McGill University) on an exciting, exploratory study, working with young poets in Montreal to create innovative poetic autoethnographies.  This research is funded by an International Visiting Exchange Scheme grant from the National Centre for Research Methods and The University of Brighton's Research Development Fund.  We still have a few places availabel for young (16-25 year old) spoken word poets in Montreal who are interested in coming on board for the project.  You can read the full call here.
  • I will be  presenting on the role of the arts and creativity in dementia care at a free day long seminar at Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath (England).  The seminar is a celebration of research and creativity in dementia.  You can book a place at this event here.
  • The April 2016 edition of The Qualitative Report featured an article by me, exploring the lived experiences of people with dementia. You can read this online here.
  • The National Centre for Research Methods are holding their 7th Research Methods Festival from 5-7th July 2016, in Bath, England.  Early bird bookings are open until 15th April.  You can find out more and book your place here.
  • In the spring of 2016, I said goodbye to Larmer Tree Festival, and joined the Elderflower Fields team to curate the new spoken word section of their programming.  This will feature poetry workshops for children and adult spoken word performances in the evenings.  You can find out more about this lovely family festival here.
  • Applications to perform poetry at Glastonbury Festivals for 2016 have now closed.  Successful applicants should hear back from the Poetry&Words team by the start of May.  See this page for more information.
  • In 2015 I changed my name from Helen Gregory to Helen Johnson.  You will see references to both names here - and elsewhere in my professional life. 


View Helen Gregory's profile on LinkedIn  or click here to download a PDF copy of my curriculum vitae.

This site was last updated on 27.04.16.