Helen Susannah Webb

Helen Susannah Webb
Talk Title
Inclusivity, Innovation and Making your Own Space.


Dr. Helen Webb is a disabled scientist, researcher and athlete. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry as well as degrees in Genetics, Microbiology, Linguistics and Psychology. Helen is visually impaired, with 10% of normal vision. Her disability is caused by albinism. She recently made a dramatic exit from corporate life and currently exists in a space between academia, science education and non-profit organisation environments. Helen is passionate about improving the lives of people living with albinism in South Africa and is the co-founder of the NPO Love, this Skin. She also tries to enthuse South African youths about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) through her alter ego- Princess Pi. Helen is an avid runner and currently is the only visually impaired female triathlete competing in Africa.