Helen Wallace, Lady Wallace of Saltaire

Lady Helen Wallace

Professor Helen Wallace, Lady Wallace of Saltaire, was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at the 2011 graduation ceremony at Aston University.

Professor Helen Wallace became a Centennial Professor in the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science in September 2007 and an Emeritus Professor in 2010. She is also Honorary Professor at the University of Sussex. Previously she held posts at the European University Institute, the University of Sussex, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Civil Service College and UMIST.
She also directed the Economic and Social Research Council's 'One Europe or Several? Programme' (1998-2001). She has had visiting assignments at universities and research institutes across Europe and in the United States. She is a leading expert on the politics of European integration, on which she has authored and co-authored numerous publications.

She also contributes to public debates on European issues and periodically acts as an adviser on European policy to public bodies in the UK and to the European Union institutions. In July 2011 she became Foreign Secretary and a Vice President of the British Academy.