Helga teaches physical education in several pre-service teacher education programmes. Her background is a master from the Norwegian School of Sports Science with a speciality in out-door activities and special education. She is one of the researchers studying teacher perceptions of arts and physical education based on a national survey, (Skolefagsundersøkelsen 2011). She also chaired the development of new the pre-service programme for primary education with a special focus on the above mentioned curriculum subjects. She participates in the IMTE project with a study on teachers’ perceptions of professional improvisation in physical education.