Helen is Senior Lecturer in Healthy Built Environments at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She has a background in Geography and Landscape Architecture and previously conducted award-winning research culminating in the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic meadows. She has since applied findings to ordinary urban spaces in Bedfordshire, working with local authority partners on an urban meadows experiment. Helen believes strongly in the need to produce urban planting design which is attractive to the public, biodiverse and adapted to a changing climate. She conducted some of her PhD research at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (2012-14) and in summer 2018 collaborated with Matthew Pottage at RHS Wisley to gauge public reaction to the new Exotic Garden.
Read more about projects Helen has been involved in at:
- Urban Meadows Project: http://bess-urban.group.shef.ac.uk
- Current work and projects: https://people.uwe.ac.uk/Person/HelenHoyle