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Birkbeck's Centre for Neurodiversity at Work hosts an in-conversation event with Judy Singer, Grand Dame of the Neurodiversity Movement

Judy Singer received an honorary fellowship from Birkbeck University of London, for her pioneering work. To celebrate, the Centre of Neurodiversity at Work hosted an open evening to discuss Neurodiversity and welcome Judy Singer to Birkbeck.

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Australian Sociologist, Judy Singer, known as the Grand Dame of the Neurodiversity Movement, visited Birkbeck University of London to receive an honorary fellowship for her pioneering work.

To celebrate her achievements, the Centre for Neurodiversity Research at Work, based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, hosted an open evening where students, industry partners, and Advisory Board members had the opportunity to meet Judy and engage in discussions and debates around the field.

The event provided a rare opportunity to meet Judy and receive a signed copy of her book, NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea, which birthed a movement, an inclusion practice, and a paradigm shift in science. The event included a panel discussion, group discussion, and a Q&A session with Judy Singer followed by a book signing and drinks reception. Sponsors of the event were Genius Within CIC, a social enterprise founded by Professor Nancy Doyle, and Haleon, a consumer health company with a commitment to ethical and responsible standards of conduct.

"The event was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Judy's work and neurodiversity in so many ways," said Professor Almuth McDowall, Co- Director of the Centre for Neurodiversity Research at Work. "We were thrilled to have Judy with us and engage in lively debates and discussions and gain valuable insights from her vast experience. We will share the outputs from our world café in due course."

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