Emeritus Prof. Amanda Kirby
Emeritus Professor Amanda Kirby has an international reputation in the field of Neurodiversity. She is the current chair of the ADHD Foundation, in the UK 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 and is an emeritus Professor at the University of South Wales and honorary professor at Cardiff University.
Her 9th book has been published in 2021:’Neurodiversity at Work, Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce’.
She is a parent of neurodivergent children, and grandchildren and a GP and is herself neurodivergent. She has a PhD in emerging adulthood in neurodiversity and founded and ran a clinical and research team for 15+ years relating to neurodiversity. She 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. She was chosen as one of the top 20 LinkedIn voices in the UK for 2020 and has one other international and national accolades including being voted nationally in the past as the UK GP of the Year.