Lectures and seminars Seminar "Increasing the Awareness of Neurodiversity in Academia"

07-10-2021 3:00 pm Add to iCal

The Widerströmska Equal Rights Network, which comprises the equal rights representatives at the LIME, GPH, CNS, and KBH departments, has the pleasure to invite you to the following online seminar.

Title: Increasing the Awareness of Neurodiversity in Academia

Speaker: Professor Sara Rankin, Imperial College London, UK

People who are dyslexic, dyspraxic, autistic or who have ADHD (specific learning disabilities [spLD]) are sometimes referred to as being neurodiverse or neurodivergent. Prof. Rankin’s talk will explain the strengths and weaknesses associated with being neurodiverse and how this affects student learning and staff in the workplace in the academic context. She will describe why she thinks being dyslexic herself makes her an excellent scientist and how businesses are now recognising the value of neurodiversity in the workplace.