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Meet the Team

Kerryn Reynolds

Forum Chair
Job title, employer

Helen Ballantyne PG Dip BSc (Hons) RN RVN

Transplant High Dependency Unit , Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

After graduating with a degree in Pharmacology in 2002, Helen qualified as Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2005, after a wide range of experience nursing animals, she decided to swap species! 

In 2013 she qualified as a human centered nurse, starting her career working in cardiothoracic intensive care. She then spent three years working at Royal Papworth and Addenbrookes Hospital supporting patients pre and post-transplant within both clinical and non-clinical environments. 

Helen is currently on maternity leave. On her return to work in September 2019 she will be starting a Clinical Nurse Specialist role as a Transplant Coordinator. Helen's particular areas of interest include the psychological impact of intensive care, clinical debriefing and working with animals in the therapeutic environment. She is also halfway through her MSc in Healthcare Management. 

Dawn Heeger

Committee Member


Professional Lead: Suman Shrestha

Anthony Conner

Committee Member

Page last updated - 24/05/2019