Ep 50 - Neurodiversity at Work with Professor Amanda Kirby

Uncategorized May 31, 2021



In this week’s episode, I interview Professor Amanda Kirby about a fascinating topic – neurodiversity – and how we can create inclusive workplaces for everyone.

Neurodiversity is an emerging subject especially in relation to adults and the workplace. Put simply, it defines the different ways we think, act and communicate.

Some of us are neurodivergent which means the way we do these things is different from the “average” or “norm”. This influences our individual strengths and challenges.

In the episode we discussed:

  • What neurodiversity is and understanding what it means for individuals at work
  • The positive benefits of having a neurodiverse workplace
  • How leaders and workspaces can support neurodivergent colleagues
  • Practical ways you can create an inclusive recruitment and onboarding process
  • Amanda’s tool for profiling your own neurodiverse strengths and challenges

I hope this podcast helps you to understand neurodiversity better, consider how you can create an open and supportive environment for neurodivergent team members and embrace the strengths they bring to their work.

If you’d like to assess your own neurodiversity, you can do it for free on the Neurodiversity App

You can pre-order Amanda’s book co-authored with Theo Smith: Neurodiversity at Work: Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce



Professor Amanda Kirby has an international reputation in the field of Neurodiversity. She is a trustee of the ADHD Foundation, works closely with the BDA, Dyspraxia Foundation and several Autism charities. She has written 8 books and more than 100 research papers in the field.

Amanda delivers the first UK accredited course on Neurodiversity in the Workplace and has developed the Neurodiversity Aware Standard with the ADHD Foundation.

She is the CEO of Do-IT Solutions, who are Disability Confident Leaders. Do-IT is an innovative tech for good company providing web-based screening and assessment tools relating to neurodiversity for all ages.






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