Dr Amanda Gummer has a PhD in neuropsychology, the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and over 20 years of experience working with children and families. Her book ‘Play’ was published in May 2015 and has been translated into different languages. Widely considered as the UK’s go to expert on play, parenting and child development, Amanda is regularly in the media. She continues to take an active role in research, and is often involved in government policy around children’s issues. Amanda ran the research consultancy FUNdamentals for 10 years before combining that with Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide, the UK’s leading source of expert, independent advice on child development and play.