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Celebrating Neurodiversity in STEM

This hybrid event took place on Wednesday, 22 March 2023 and was streamed live from the South Kensington Campus, Cambridge. You can watch the full event and get all the details here.

Audience: Open to all
Cost: Free
Tickets: Registration in advance
For more details, please scroll down below the video.

The first part of this event will be Dr Helen Taylor and Qona Rankin (RCA) in conversation with Dr Brock Eide about the re-issue of the book (The Dyslexic Advantage) co-authored with his wife Dr Fernette Eide.

The second part will be panel debates with ND STEM professionals at different stages in their careers to showcase the valuable contributions ND scientists make to science and beyond.

Where’s the live event?

Lecture Theatre 201, Skempton Building, South Kensington Campus.


This event is being supported by the Royal Society of Biology, British Pharmacological Society, and Royal Society of Chemistry.

Royal Society of Chemistry
British Pharmacology Society


15:30 – 15:35

Introduction – Professor Sara Rankin (Imperial College London).

15:40 – 16:30

In conversation with Dr Brock Eide – co-author of The Dyslexic Advantage with Dr Helen Taylor (Strathclyde Uni) and Qona Rankin (RCA).

Panel Debates: 17:00 – 17:40
ND STEM career scientists (in industry or academia)

Mr Joost van Kempen (Digital Lab Consulting)

Dr Jason Mellad (CEO and co-founder start codon)

Dr Chantelle Mason (Clinical Pharmacometrician, AstraZeneca)

17:40 – 17:50 short break

17:50 – 18:30: ND STEM professionals

Dr Laura Marshall (RSB- science policy)

Kamini Lakshmikanthan (Experienced Chemistry teacher)

Mr Andre Skepple (entrepreneur CEO FullSpectrum)

Daisy Shearer (outreach and engagement officer, The National Quantum Computing Centre)

18:30 – 19:00. Refreshments