Helen Chatterjee

Helen Chatterjee

Professor of Biology, UCL Biosciences and Head of Research and Teaching, UCL Culture

Museums and Collections
University College London
London WC1E 6BT


Helen Chatterjee is a Professor of Biology in the Division of Biosciences, School of Life and Medical Sciences at UCL and Head of Research and Teaching in UCL Culture. After completing a BSc in Natural Environmental Science and an MSc in Palaeoanthropology at the University of Sheffield, Helen moved to UCL in 1996 to undertake a PhD and took up the role of Curator at the Grant Museum of Zoology. Helen stayed at the Grant Museum for 10 years and continues to remain actively involved with museums. As well as her research, Helen is involved in teaching, supervising doctoral students and helping to deliver institutional strategic initiatives focused on teaching and research. In 2015, Helen was awarded an MBE for services to Higher Education and Culture.


  • 1996-2001 - PhD Phylogeny and biogeography of gibbons, Genus Hylobates. University College London
  • 1994-1996 - MSc. (with Distinction) Palaeoanthropology. University of Sheffield
  • 1991-1994 - BSc. Natural Environmental Science. University of Sheffield

Research interests

Please see Professor Chatterjee's IRIS profile for publications.


Please see Professor Chatterjee's IRIS profile for all publications.


  • Associate of the Museums Association