Lectures and seminars Neurodiversity in the workplace - lecture with Lotta Borg Skoglund
The Environmental group at MedH are happy to invite all staff at the department to join a lecture with Lotta Borg Skoglund on April 21st at 8:30-9.30 AM. The lecture will be held on Teams.
Neurodiversity in the workplace
In this lecture Lotta Borg Skoglund will speak about, and attempt to unravel, the concepts of neurodiversity and neuropsychiatric disorders. Why is it important to raise knowledge of these subjects in workplaces and institutions? What are the long-term consequences of failing to work actively with these questions?
Instead of limiting the lecture to symptoms and diagnostic criteria, we will apply a broader perspective, looking at underlying causes and practical consequences of neurodiversity. To achieve this, we will go through neuroscience essentials, relating current knowledge to individual abilities such as emotional regulation, perception, ability to shift focus and ability to overview. We always put emphasis on the fact that abilities such as those mentioned above are normally distributed, hopefully shedding new light on what is perceived as normal & functional. After this we will discuss sustainable strategies regarding communication, leadership and co-operation in the workplace environment.
Lotta Borg Skoglund
- Senior physician & specialist in general medicine & psychiatry
- Associate Professor, Psychiatry Department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University Founder & Medical Director of SMART Psychiatry
- Founder of Letterlife, digital platform for ADHD and hormones.
- Author & lecturer
Lotta has an extensive clinical background in addictive disorders and neuropsychiatry,y and is the founder of SMART Psychiatry. She is the author of ﬁve books of popular science on the subject of neuropsychiatry. Lotta holds several commissions of trust in public institutions, and is a board member of The Swedish Medical Product Agency (Läkemedelsverket), The Swedish National Board of Institutional Care (SiS) and The National Patient Association Attention (Riksförbundet Attention), among others.
Today Lotta divides her time between clinical practice, educational activities and scientiﬁc research. Her vision is to contribute to a new generation of modern, evidence-based psychiatry. Together with her interprofessional research group she aims to build an international platform of research, focusing on the hormonal factors at play in the mental health of girls and women.