Prof Helen Thomas
University of the Arts, London
Director of Doctoral Programmes
Helen is Director of Doctoral Programmes and Professor of Cultural and Historical Studies at University of the Arts, London (one of the institutions studied in depth within the research for HEFCE). As a sociologist with a strong interest in culture and a former training in dance, she has worked on gender and age imbalances in career opportunities for dance performers, and has research interests in the sociology of culture, aesthetics, cultural theory, and qualitative research approaches to understanding cultural practices.