Helle completed a master of veterinary medicine at the University of Copenhagen in 1993. After some years of clinical practice and virus research, she returned to the University and completed a PhD in genetics in 2003. Her research area was population genetics and inherited diseases of dogs and she held a position as associated professor until 2010, where she joined the Danish Kennel Club as a special consultant and genetic counsellor.
Helle aims at being a link between the scientific community and the dog world when it comes to healthy breeding. In addition, she is involved in the mandatory breeder’s education of the Danish Kennel Club.
Boards and committees:
Danish Kennel Club, Health Board
Nordic Kennel Union, Scientific Committee
Agria/Swedish Kennel Club Research Foundation, evaluator
Fédération Cynologique Internationale, Breeding Committee
Hereditary Diseases Committee(HDC): Member