You have reached the online home of Helen Johnson.  I am a poet/researcher available for research and creative consultancy work, project evaluation, poetry performances, event organisation, public speaking, and performance poetry workshops (adults and children).  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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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...


  • In October 2020 I released a video poem 'Bird Poem,' which was created in collaboration with videopoet, Sarah Tremlett.  You can watch the video and read more about it here.

  • I have an article in the July edition of The Psychologist about the value of the arts (particularly during and after the COVID-19 pandemic) and why it is important to support these in a way that nurtures everyone in society.  You can read the article for free here.

  • I am proud to have co-authored a chapter for a recently-released, feminist-inspired collection on motherhood in academia, alongside Louise Phillips, Sarah Misra and Agli Zavros-Orr.  Read a summary of the chapter here.

  • Sadly, as with other events, Glastonbury Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have created an amazing video playlist for the Poetry&Words stage on our Youtube Channel however as part of the online festival celebrations.  If you applied to perform on the stage this year, there is no need to reapply for 2021, as we will be keeping all applications for the stage on file.  For further updates keep an eye on our blog


This site was last updated on 15.06.21.