Nigerian born and Yorkshire bred, Dr Helen is a Portfolio GP and works in the NHS for OneMedical Group as the Lead GP for Lifestyle Medicine. Alongside this she works as a Health Coach in a private wellness centre helping men and women lose weight and create healthy lifestyle habits. She also has 3 years’ experience of working in a Sexual Health and Contraception clinic.
Helen co-presents Channel 4 the series Food Unwrapped and health programme How to Lose Weight Well. She regularly appears on Steph’s Packed Lunch, also on Channel 4. She presented Coronavirus: Can You Avoid It? for Channel 4 to 1.8 million viewers – the largest audience for a Channel 4 documentary in 2020 at the time it aired. She co-presented How to Stay Well, a series for Channel 4, which aired in 2017.
During the Covid pandemic Helen recorded an instructional video on testing for the NHS and Cabinet Office and a nationwide radio advert to encourage testing. She has taken part in regular media interviews about keeping safe during the Pandemic.
Helen holds degrees in both Sport and Exercise Science (University of Leeds) and Medicine (Hull-York Medical School) and undertook her GP training at University College London Hospital.
Away from medicine Helen is a keen health and lifestyle blogger, loves Yoga and practices mindfulness and meditation.
Her website is www.drhelenlawal.com