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Neurodiversity: New Thinking on Thinking Differently with Nancy Doyle & Uzma Waseem

19 January 2021 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Dr. Nancy Doyle, CEO, Genius Within CIC

Uzma Waseem MSc, Business Psychologist, Genius Within

Date: Tuesday January 19th 2021

Time: 6.00 pm

Session outline

Inclusion is a moral, social and economic imperative: we all lose when human potential is squandered.  We need systemic inclusion but above all a more nuanced approach to identifying those with genuine disabilities but who have the potential to be high performers and who can achieve this in work with appropriate support. Despite recent initiatives, there is a stubborn reluctance to try to understand the real issues and drivers behind continuing mass exclusion from the workforce where only 16% of autistic people are in full time employment, a third of unemployed people are dyslexia and 25% of the prison population.

Business Psychologists are in a position to help facilitate the successful integration of new recruits into the increasingly specialised “new” jobs such as cyber security and applications of AI etc.  However, more needs to be done to nudge organisations in developing ongoing, universal design features into human resources and avoiding segregation, amateurism and tokenism.  This session will facilitate discussion on how  Business Psychologists can become more involved in this work.


The Speakers

Dr Nancy Doyle is a Neurodiverse Chartered Psychologist and a Research Fellow with Birkbeck University of London, having completed her Doctoral Research at City on the effectiveness of coaching used as a disability accommodation. Nancy is the CEO and the founder of Genius Within CIC, which facilitates successful inclusion through consultancy, workshops and coaching for businesses and employees, working with people who are unemployed or incarcerated.She has pioneered the work on Positive Assessment and is passionate about working towards a future where all neurominorities will be able to maximise their potential   Nancy helped create and featured in both series of the award-winning BBC Two series Employable Me, where she supported a group of extraordinary job seekers to unlock their own unique talents and abilities in order to secure employment.


Uzma Waseem MSc is a Business Psychologist and PhD student at Birkbeck University of London. Uzma is experienced in organisational socio- and psychometrics, talent management and organisational development. Uzma supports the development of systemic inclusion services at Genius Within, as well as working hands on with a range of neurominority clients in unemployment, blue-chip and senior level roles.

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19 January 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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