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Helen is researching her PhD thesis into children’s comics-making at Goldsmiths University.
Helen is researching her PhD thesis into children’s comics-making at Goldsmiths University, having previously studied a foundation diploma at Camberwell College of Art, a BA (Hons) in Communication at Cardiff University, a PGCE in Primary Education at Middlesex University and an MA in Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths University. Helen is a lecturer in primary education at UCL, Institute of Education. Prior to this, she was a teacher in primary schools in London for twelve years, during which time she had a range of roles in both leadership and the classroom. Helen currently runs an after-school comic club for children in a local primary school. She has three young children who are all enthusiastic readers and makers of comics and graphic novels.
Helen has been awarded a Goldsmiths, Department of Educational Studies scholarship for her PhD studies. She has published articles and presented at conferences on her specialist area:
Jones, H. (2021). Developing a comic library to support children reading for pleasure. English 4-11, Summer 2021
Jones, H. (2021). Caticorns and Derp Warz: Exploring children’s comic making and literacy worlds in an after school comic club. Presented at: Transitions 9.
Jones, H. (2020). Caticorns and Derp Warz: Exploring children’s literacy worlds through the production of comics. Studies in Comics, 11 (1), 59-93.
Jones, H. (2019). It is awesome and you get to swap fun, funny and fantasy!' How a comic lending library impacted on the reading habits of Y3 pupils. Presented at: UKLA 55th International Conference.
Jones, H. (2019). New Ways to Promote Reading for Pleasure with Michael Rosen. Panel discussion at: New Ways to Promote Reading for Pleasure with Michael Rosen.