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Our people


Our staff come from Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology and Genius Within CIC. We share a passion for facilitating inclusive workplaces where neurodiverse individuals are supported to maximise their potential.


  • Dr Nancy Doyle is a Chartered Psychologist in organisational and occupational psychology and the founder and owner of Genius Within CIC, a social enterprise dedicated to facilitating neurodiversity inclusion. Nancy is a consultant, coach and delivers workshops for clients in finance, technology and defence, supporting them to create inclusive workplaces where all neurominorities are able to reach their full potential.
  • Nancy is a Research Fellow at Birkbeck. Her research interests include systemic inclusion principles and their impact; universal design of human resources; invisible disability; critical realist research methodology; coaching psychology; and disability accommodation and intervention evaluation.


  • Professor Almuth McDowall is Head of Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology. She has been working closely with Nancy since 2013 and is committed to facilitating neurodiversity and neurodifference at work in the context of finding more humane and inclusive ways of working. Her doctoral students have been working on relevant topics including coaching as a reasonable adjustment for dyslexia, supporting ADHD in the workplace and finding out what support individuals on the autistic spectrum need to flourish to their full potential.

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is multidisciplinary, includes practitioners and academics with researchers working from a variety of paradigms.

We are committed to 'nothing about us without us' so that our research and the strategic direction of our centre are informed by lived experience. We include a majority representation of neurominorities as well as diverse intersections across race and ethnicity, culture, class, gender, age and LGBTQIA+.

We review board membership every two years to adapt and respond to the community that our research serves. We currently lack representation from the trans and non-binary community and would welcome enquiries.

Board members