Helen Bailey is a senior academic with an over twenty-five year career in international higher education, research and academic leadership. She initially trained in contemporary dance and received a professorship in 2010 in recognition of her research in the area of performance, choreography and immersive technologies. She has worked at a number of UK universities and is experienced in executive leadership and management, international higher education, partnership development, research leadership and curriculum innovation.

At King’s College London she is a member of the Principal’s Office and has responsibility for the leadership of global business development and the establishment of multi-faculty strategic international partnerships.

Her current research activity focuses on the development of models for preservation and widening access to practice-led research in the arts. She is passionate about dance education and participation from both a professional and personal perspective.