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Research Profile

Dr Helen Innes 

Position:Research Associate, UPSI
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:029 208 75160
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Address:Room 0.02, 1-3 Museum Place


  • PhD Sociology, ‘Gender and Ethnic inequalities in health: a secondary analysis’. University of Surrey, 2002
  • MSc, Social Research Methods, University of Surrey 1996
  • BSc (Hons) Experimental Psychology 2i, University of Sussex, 1994

Research Interests

Dr. Helen Innes has a background in psychology, an MSc in Social Research Methods and a PhD on health inequalities.  She specialises in the secondary analysis of large-scale data and began her career using this research method to report on inequalities in health and social capital for research funded by the Health Education Authority and NHS.  She was Research Fellow on the ESRC funded multi-method project ‘public attitudes to genomics’ at the University of Surrey and gained further funding from the Wellcome Trust to investigate attitudes to research governance using qualitative and quantitative methods.

As a research associate at UPSI, she has analysed survey data on antisocial behaviour, public perceptions of the police and community cohesion for HMIC, the Welsh Government and ACPO.   Her research interests focus upon exploring antisocial behaviour from the victims’ perspective, the impact of ASB on mental health outcomes and links with community cohesion, neighbourhood and deprivation.

Current Research

  • Exploratory work on the analytic potential of police and victim support data collected in South Wales, with South Wales Police.
  • Personal, situational and incidental vulnerabilities to anti-social behaviour: a follow up study, (with Innes, M) for HMIC, 2013.