Jeanette Fich Jespersen, M.A., is head of the KOMPAN Play Institute and has a background of teaching at universities in Denmark and Germany. Jeanette works with research in child play and playgrounds to illustrate the role of play in creating happy, healthy communities. The insights are built into KOMPAN design and user testing. Jeanette has advocated playgrounds at numerous conferences and seminars. She is the vice president of the European Child Friendly Cities Network, a member of the advisory board of Centre for Sports and Learning, University of Southern Denmark and the vice president of IPA Denmark.