Helen has taught in the fields of Criminology and Criminal Law since 2001, and at UNSW Law & Justice since 2010. She is the Director of Undergraduate Studies (LLB). Her research interests include legal education, homicide law and prosecutions, plea negotiations, and drug law reform. She is a foundation member of the Australian Drug Law Reform Initiative (ADLaRI), UNSW Law & Justice.
Australian Law Awards, Finalist, Academic of the Year (2021)
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (VCATE) for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2017)
UNSW Law School Learning and Teaching Award (2014)
2018 UNSW Law Learning & Teaching Grant ($7,373.80) awarded to Helen Gibbon & Alex Steel for ‘What criminal law is, and should be, taught in NSW law schools?’
2016 UNSW Law Learning & Teaching Grant ($2,200) awarded to Helen Gibbon & Ben Mostyn for 'Creating Engaging Learning Activities in Moodle using Images and Interactive Content'