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Helen Fawcett

Planning Manager, Strategic Planning Office,
Durham University

Helen has a wealth of experience in strategic and operational planning from multiple sectors and has managed the planning process at Durham University for 6 years. Her early career was spent working in criminal intelligence and learning the importance of evidence-based decision-making. She is an experienced data analyst, programme manager and change manager with expertise in facilitation, process improvement techniques and quality management. Her interests include the dynamics of decision-making, stakeholder engagement and corporate entrepreneurship. Helen holds an MA in Management from Durham University and BEng in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Durham University’s understanding of the requirements for institutional change and the associated strategic imperatives
  • How data-led insight and integration underpinned the strategy formulation process
  • The processes of stakeholder engagement
  • Moving from strategy formulation to practical implementation supported by data integration, planning and modelling
  • Reflections on benefits realisation and lessons learnt along the way