Neurodiverse post-graduate researchers are underrepresented within higher education owing to systemic ableism and disablism. The aim of this paper is to highlight how embracing neurodiversity, rather than focusing on perceived deficits, minimises barriers to, and even enhances, doctoral level studies. This is achieved through a commentary of the author’s lived experience, supported by emerging asset-based evidence on the benefits of neurodiversity within academia. The paper concludes by calling upon HE institutions to make changes towards accessibility and inclusivity.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Sept 2023|
|Event||University of Huddersfield PGR Conference 2022 - University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Apr 2022 → 8 Apr 2022