Office location 5.19 Business School, Manchester Campus
Academic and professional qualifications
Helena gained her Doctorate from Lancaster University Business School in 2014 and her PG Certificate in Teaching in 2015/2016 at Manchester Metropolitan University. Fellow Royal Society Arts and Higher Education Teaching Academy.
Diploma in Action Research: Bath University Business School (2008)
Masters in Responsibility and Business Practice, University of Bath Business School (2002)
Dimploma in Management Studies, Manchester Polytechnic (1988)
Masters in Nineteenth Century European Working Class History, London School of Economics (1978)
2018 - 2019 Lecturer, Responsible Enterprise and Sustainablity, Manchester Metropolitan University
2014 - 2018 Associate Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitcan University Business School
2013 - 2014 Associate Lecturer, University of Lancaster Business School
2008 – 2011: Director, North West Together We Can and Neighbourhoods Northwest Responsibility for the delivery of a regional learning programme on community empowerment and neighbourhood development working with 41 councils in North West
2000 – 2010: Head of Social Inclusion, Community Services, Stockport Council
Responsible for delivery of services for community development,community buildings, community grants, neighbourhood wardens, junior youth inclusion and Black History Month
1995 – 2000: Single Regeneration Budget Co-ordinator, Middleton Pride, Rochdale Council (Job share)
Responsible for co-delivery of £10.7 million regeneration programme and development of community participation structures on Langley Estate and partnerships with local businesses in Middleton
1991 – 1995: Area Manager, Neighbourhood Services, Rochdale Council
Responsible for the neighbourhood delivery of community schools, libraries, community development, sports development and partnerships with the voluntary sector.
1984 - 1991: Women's Officer’s Tameside Council:
Working in partnership to deliver strategic policy for gender equality and services for empowering diverse groups of women.
Community based project to empower young women and girls and deliver more equal opportunities for them in the youth service.
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
HM. Kettleborough (2019). Gaia’s Graveyards – Bearing witness as first person inquiry. Action Research. 17(3), pp.292-322.
M. Wozniak, H. Kettleborough, S. Cobb, D. Leathlean (2017). Working together collaboratively and in partnership to explore ’I ❤ learning‘ creative approaches to motivate and inspire students. MMU Learning and Teaching in Action.
H. Kettleborough, M. Wozniak, S. Cobb, D. Leathlean (2016). I Love Learning: Innovating for Creativity. Creative Academic Magazine.
Chapters in books
H. Kettleborough, P. Barton, E. Bishop (2019). Multiple Faiths in Postcolonial Cities. In: Multiple Faiths in Postcolonial Cities: Living Together After Empire. Springer International Publishing,
H. Kettleborough, M. Wozniak, D. Leathlean Reflections on using creativity in teaching Sustainability and Responsible Enterprise: a first and second person inquiry. In: Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom.
HM. Kettleborough (2013). Discovering That We Live in an Ancient and Beautiful Universe. In: Stories of the Great Turning. Vala Publishers,
HM. Kettleborough (2011). Developing Action Research in the North West of England. In: Leadership for Sustainability An Action Research Approach. Greenleaf Publishing (UK),
Awards, Honours & Distinctions
Prizes and awards
Manchester Metropolitan University Students Union Award: Outstanding Teacher in Sustainablity
Manchester Metropolitan University Students Union Nomianted for: Outanding Teacher in Innovation