Dr Helen Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Renewable Energy at the University of Exeter in the southwest UK. Her research field is in marine renewable energy, focusing primarily on resource assessment for offshore energy developments.
Her main area of interest is the application and development of numerical wave models for both resource prediction and assessment of potential impacts due to marine energy devices. Helen's work has contributed to wide-ranging UK- and European-funded collaborative research projects driving the development of offshore energy technologies, with a specific focus on the physical marine environment.
Helen is currently Director of Education for Exeter's undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Renewable Energy Engineering.