Staff profile

Helen Clarke

Technical Advisor

Helen sitting at a desk, smiling


Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Health, Social, and Community Work, Therapeutic Arts, Midwifery


College of Arts, Humanities and Education, College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Allied Health and Social Care, School of Arts


Kedleston Road and Britannia Mill, Derby Campus



I am a technical advisor for Health, Psychology & Social Care at the University of Derby. I work across subjects in nursing simulation & practice, as well as within Therapeutic Arts.

At Derby University I specialise in nursing simulation and virtual spaces to aid in alternative learning. Additionally, I support and demonstrate various sound and music processes for Therapeutic arts UG & MA and teach more specialised art processes such as Basic pottery throwing/sculpture construction & wood carving.

I also provide specialist maintenance for our range of traditional, orchestral and ethnic instruments and studio for our dedicated Therapeutic Arts Music studios at Britannia Mill.

Teaching responsibilities

1:1 or small group practical tutorials in various art processes such as clay throwing and wood carving as well as alternative sound and music creating/recording processes. 

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BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies - Derby University

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I have 12 years of experience across various fields such as pediatric palliative care, health care & the creative arts with child PTSD, mental Heath, severe learning disabilities and communication disorders.

My main focus across parts of my career has been aimed towards desensitisation around medical procedures using sound and arts-based activities.

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