Dr Simone Helleren
Dr Simone Helleren has worked across the voluntary and statutory sectors with diverse groups focusing on ‘involvement and participation’ frequently using theatre methods for over 20 years. She was awarded an ESRC studentship to complete an MA in Social Research and a PhD at the University of Birmingham (2014-2021). Her thesis explores engagement with help with young people experiencing homelessness, their support workers and other significant people in the young people’s lives. A qualitative methods geek, Simone has used approaches including: Grounded Theory, Visual and creative methods, and Q Methodology.