A strong advocate for gender equality and innovation in the workplace
Professor Helen Chenery holds extensive strategic and operational experience in executive leadership roles, within both the higher education and health sectors. Holding Honorary Professorships at both The University of Queensland and Bond University, Professor Helen is passionate about driving innovation and change as well as creating more equal workplaces.
Most recently, she was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University. During this time, Helen helped to drive a national health system reform and create innovation in the sector.
Previously, she has worked as a Director of a Translational Clinical Research Centre in Neuromodulation and Deputy Executive Dean (Academic) at the University of Queensland. Her roles encompassed leading policy and practice reforms in dementia care and human neurobionics, producing innovative ideas in the health workforce, explore the emergence of digital health technologies and investigate the benefits of interprofessional education and practice.
Professor Helen’s discipline research explores the area of Language Neuroscience and Acquired Language Impairment due to brain damage. She also focusses on the impact of deep brain stimulation on language, cognition as well as language impairment and repair.
She is currently a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence entitled The Dynamics of Language, and holds other ARC and competitive grants.
Her work has been published widely, covering the areas of speech pathology, the neurobiology of language, the impact of neurobionics including Deep Brain Stimulation on language and cognition, eHealth/mHealth practice, health workforce innovation and reform, and inter-professional learning and practice.
A strong advocate for gender equality, Professor Helen led Bond University’s commitment to gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine.
With an educational and health background, Professor Helen has led many keynote presentations at national and international conferences. She has chaired numerous speakers’ panels on the topics of diversity, gender equality and the future of health.