Dr Helene Guldberg
lecturer in psychology, Open University; author, Reclaiming Childhood: freedom and play in an age of fear and Just Another Ape?

After working as a primary-school teacher, Helene obtained a PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Manchester. She currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in developmental psychology and psychology with the Open University and the US study abroad centre, CAPA.

Helene is author of Reclaiming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear (2009) and Just Another Ape? (2010). She was co-publisher of LM magazine from its launch in 1997 to its closure in 2000 and also co-founder and director of spiked, the first custom-built online current-affairs publication in the UK.