Helen Garrison works as a Project and Communications Manager for the Swedish civil society organisation VA (Public & Science). She has over 20 years of experience working on science communication and public engagement initiatives. Helen has worked on a number of European projects, and is currently managing VA’s participation in the Horizon 2020 SciShops project. Prior to VA, she worked at the British Council in Sweden as a European Project Manager. She has also worked in a number of communication roles for the Department for Education and Skills and the Institution of Electrical Engineers in the UK.