Helen Joyce

Director of Advocacy

Helen Joyce is the author of Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality, which was named as one of the books of the year in 2021 by the Observer, Spectator and Times. It analyses the recent trend towards sidelining biological sex in favour of self-declared “gender identity”. The Sunday Times praised it as a “searing and at times devastating analysis”, and the New York Times as an “intelligent, thorough rejoinder to an idea that has swept across much of the liberal world seemingly overnight”.

She became a staff journalist at The Economist in 2005 and held several senior positions on the paper, including Britain editor, Finance editor and International editor. She has a PhD in mathematics from University College London.