John Helliwell

John Helliwell, DSc


Personal profile


Emeritus Professor John R Helliwell DSc retired in August 2012. His career details can be found in his Who's Who or Wikipedia entries. His books are described at his Amazon books author entry. His research publications and citation details are listed at his Google Scholar entry, which is 'public'. 


Research interests

Emeritus Professor John R Helliwell DSc is currently engaged in a number of research crystallography projects in collaboration with University of the Free State, South Africa and with Imperial College London as well as with colleagues locally at the University of Manchester. He is also active in raw data archiving initiatives as Chair of the IUCr's Committee on Data. He is a Coeditor of the IUCrData journal for Raw Data Letters. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Crystallography Reviews published by Taylor and Francis and of Structural Dynamics published by AIPP and the ACA. He is IUCr's Representative to CODATA. He is Chair of the OUP IUCr Book Series on Crystallography for research monographs and teaching books. He is Chair of the ESS NMX Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel. He is an Honorary Member of both the British Biophysical Society and the British Crystallographic Association as well as the Slovenian National Institute of Chemistry. He is a Fellow of the American Crystallographic Association, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Biology. He is an Emeritus Member of the Biochemical Society and a Corresponding Member of the Catalan Academy of Sciences. He was President of the European Crystallographic Association (2007 to 2010).


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


  • Biochemical Society
  • Biophysics
  • Crystallography
  • Institute of Biology
  • Institute of Physics
  • Manchester Lit and Phil
  • Royal Institution
  • Royal Society of Chemistry


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