|Born||6 November 1969|
|Alma mater||University of Southampton |
University of Nottingham
|Thesis||Interactions between aphid predators and the entomopathogenic fungus Erynia neoaphidis (1997)|
Helen Elizabeth Roy, ecologist, entomologist, and academic, specialising in aphids and non-native species. Since 2007, she has been a principal scientist and ecologist at the NERC's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. From 1997 to 2008, she taught at Anglia Ruskin University, rising to the rank of Reader in Ecology. She is the co-organiser of the UK Ladybird Survey, alongside Dr Peter Brown, and is a visiting professor in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading.(born 6 November 1969) is a British
Early life and education
Roy was born on 6 November 1969 in Plymouth, England. She was educated at Cowes High School, a state secondary school on the Isle of Wight. From 1989 to 1992, she studied biology at the University of Southampton, graduating with an upper-second class Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. From 1993 to 1994, she studied environmental science at the University of Nottingham, graduating with a Master of Science (MSc) degree. She remained at Nottingham to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, which she completed in 1997 with a doctoral thesis titled "Interactions between aphid predators and the entomopathogenic fungus Erynia neoaphidis".
Roy was awarded the 2012 Silver Medal by the Zoological Society of London "for contributions to the scientific understanding of ladybird ecology and conservation". In the 2018 New Year Honours, she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) "for services to biodiversity research, science communication and citizen science".
- Roy, Helen E.; Wajnberg, Eric, eds. (2008). From biological control to invasion : the ladybird harmonia axyridis as a model species. Springer. ISBN 978-1402069383.
- Majerus, Michael (2016). Roy, Helen; Brown, Peter (eds.). A natural history of ladybird beetles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1107116078.
- Roy, Helen; Brown, Peter (2018). Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Bloomsbury Wildlife. ISBN 978-1472935687.
- "Roy, Dr Helen Elizabeth". Who's Who 2019. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- "Prof. Helen Elizabeth Roy". Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- "Visiting professor made a MBE in New Year Honours". University of Reading. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- "Helen Roy". ORCID. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- Roy, Helen Elizabeth (1997). "Interactions between aphid predators and the entomopathogenic fungus Erynia neoaphidis". E-Thesis Online Service. The British Library Board. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- "Recipients of the Silver Medal" (pdf). The Zoological Society of London. June 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- "No. 62150". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2017. pp. N15–N22.