How do you get to be a professor of play? Paul Ramchandani on fun, why playing is good for people of all ages and what games he plays with his kids
8 January 2020
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
At times, I wanted to be a radio DJ, a musician and a forester. One consistent thread was a love of science, so when I found out I could train to be a doctor and study what makes people tick, I knew I had a plan.
Explain your work in one easy paragraph.
The biggest part of my work is focused on the role of play in child development, including in learning and in physical and mental health. We try to use that knowledge to develop interventions …