Many scientists, including Stephen Hawkings, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Sally Davies, Carol Greider, John Gurdon and James Dyson are known to be/have been Neurodiverse (ND) (ie have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or autism).
In this talk Prof Rankin explores the strengths and weaknesses associated with being neurodiverse and how this plays out in STEM careers today. She will outline the steps that employers and line managers can take to support their ND staff. In addition, she will talk about some of the bespoke outreach work her 2eMPowerUK team has developed for ND pupils and the newly established ND in STEM network.
Sara Rankin is a Professor at Imperial College London working in the field of Regenerative Pharmacology. She is dyslexic and dyspraxic.