Thu, 18 May|
WEBINAR: AbilityRE: All About Neurodiversity and the 'Do It Profiler' with Prof. Amanda Kirby
Join us for a webinar on Neurodiversity, what it is, why it's important for attracting and retaining talent, how individuals can be supported, how to make adjustments to optimize performance, and how the Do-IT profiler supports both individuals and organizations on their journey.
Time & Location
18 May 2023, 12:00 – 13:00
About the event
Professor Amanda Kirby MBBS MRCGP PhD
Amanda is an emeritus professor at the University of South Wales and an honorary professor at Cardiff University. She has clinical and research experience and founded and ran a transdisciplinary clinical and research team for 20 years relating to neurodiversity. She is a qualified GP and has a Ph.D. relating to emerging adulthood and neurodiversity. She has initiated and run a Masters in SEN programme.
Amanda is also the founder and CEO of Do-IT Solutions, a tech for good company that provides neurodiversity screening and web-based support tools for schools and for adults in education and employment.
Amanda has been on government advisory boards (e.g., Hidden Impairment National Group) as well as advising UK and international charities in the field of neurodiversity. This includes being a patron of the Dyspraxia Association in New Zealand, and Chair of Movement Matters UK. She is also the current chair of the ADHD Foundation and works closely with many other charities working in this area.
She has written 10 books and more than 100 research papers in the field including 'Neurodiversity at Work, Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce' and has won the Business Book Awards 2022 for EDI. Her latest book on Neurodiversity in Education has been published in 2023 with authors Paul Ellis and Abby Osbourne.
Amanda has been voted one of the top UK HR Thinkers in 2022 and also won the lifetime achievement awards at the National Diversity Awards as well as being voted in the power 50. In 2023 she has been voted as one of the top 30 Business Influencers in the UK, as well as ‘Think Women’s’ 40 Outstanding Global Women of 2023.
Amanda has lived experience of neurodiversity firsthand, as she sees herself as neurodivergent as well as being a parent of neurodivergent children, and grandchildren. Amanda’s passion to make changes in society and increase the chances of showcasing talents for neurodivergent children and adults, especially in work settings remains as strong as it was 30 years ago.