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...


  • I am excited to have a chapter in the fantastic new book 'Doing Rebellious Research in and Beyond the Academy.' You can read more about this transformative text here and here.

  • I am co-facilitating a conference entitled 'Everyday Creativity: Towards an International Research Network' at the University of Brighton's Falmer Campus, 09:30-16:00 on Mon 13th June 2022. Submissions for the conference have now closed, but registrations remain open here. 

  • I have an article in the December 2021 edition of the Journal of Qualitative Research Inquiry on spoken word as an arts-based research tool. The article is online, open access and you can read it here.

  • I am pleased to have a chapter on collaborative poetics in a new text on performative social science edited by Kip Jones.  The book is due to be published early in 2022 and is available for pre-order now here.


This site was last updated on 04.06.22.