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  • Date and time: Thursday 14 March 2024, 12pm to 1.30pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    SLB/004, Spring Lane Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to Everyone, staff and students are welcome
  • Admission: Free admission, booking recommended

Event details

The School’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee are pleased to invite you to the spring EDI Forum. At this event of the SBS EDI Forum, we will focus on neurodiversity to mark the upcoming Neurodiversity Celebration Week, a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. Neurodiversity is a strengths-based term that refers to numerous neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, emotional dysregulation disorder, dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia, among others. The neurodiversity paradigm postulates neurological conditions as the complex interplay of biology and the environment, and challenges how human differences should be valued and celebrated in society.

The event provides a space for discussions and reflections on neurodiversity with staff and students. We will welcome Dr Josephine Go Jefferies, Newcastle University Business School who will present some key issues from her research and engagement activities to generate discussion about neurodiversity at work.

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About the speaker

Dr Josephine Go Jefferies

Dr Josephine Go Jefferies is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Newcastle University Business School. Her work considers the interplay between technology, service design, well-being and responsibilised consumer subjects. Josephine’s current research focuses on neurodiversity, technology and digital marketing; neurodiversity and family caregivers; and neurodiversity at work in multilateral organisations. Some of her recent work examined neurodiversity’s potential as a destigmatising label (Go Jefferies & Ahmed, 2022) and the path to well-being for women with ADHD under neoliberalism (Go Jefferies, 2022).