Dr Howells qualified from Southampton University in 2005. After rotating through several hospital posts, she undertook GP training and completed this in 2015. She is a portfolio GP working for the Bournemouth GP Urgent Treatment Centre and as a visiting GP for several local surgeries.
Helen became interested in allergy due to her own experiences of managing a child with milk and nut allergies. As a result, she commenced the MSc in Allergy at Southampton University and completed her studies almost two years ago.
Helen has been working with the paediatric allergy team at the University Hospital of Southampton for the last four years. She is the chairperson of the primary care group of BSACI (British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology). She spends a great deal of her free time running allergy education sessions for primary care staff and is an honorary lecturer at Southampton University.