Helen Doe is a historian, author and speaker with a particular love of maritime subjects. It is people, often the ordinary and, sometimes unsung, heroes and heroines that attract her attention. She is currently researching the economic and social aspects of Isambard Brunel's three great ships.The First Atlantic Liner, featured the stories of the passengers and crew on Brunel’s first ship which linked Bristol, Liverpool and New York. Fighter Pilot, is her biography of a Battle of Britain Pilot and it was warmly reviewed, and became a best seller. She was co editor and major contributor to the award winning The Maritime History of Cornwall and her PhD research led to the groundbreaking Enterprising Women in Shipping in Nineteenth Century.