Speakers

@ Dyslexia Show 2024

Below you will find the most up to date list of our speakers at Dyslexia Show 2024. You will be able to find out a bit more about the various experts we have coming to speak at the show. You can also filter by demographic so whether your an educator, parent/carer or a dyslexic individual you’ll find what expertise will be on offer for you.

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Bronwyn Francis

Bronwyn is an HR professional working at UKAEA. They are an experienced Employee Resource Group Lead for Disability and supports research into disability and remote work through the Remote4All project.

Qualifications: MSc, Assoc CIPD

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Bronwyn is an HR professional currently working at UKAEA. They have a Masters in Human Resource Management and have a particular interest in enhancing inclusion through changes to culture and line management capabilities as well as streamlining processes, such as reasonable adjustments. They are an experienced Comms Officer for Employee Resource Groups for Disability and have planned successful engagement events with 2000 attendees. They also support and have contributed to research into disability and remote work through the Remote4All project. Bronwyn used they/them pronouns and received their autism diagnosis at age 25.

Speaking on 15th March in

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 15:30 - 16:15

Neurodiversity Lived Experience Roundtable

Devon Lowndes

Devon is the Founder and Director of Self Agency, a neurodiversity consultancy dedicated to the betterment of humanity through valuing every brain.

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Devon is a specialist in neurodiversity awearness, issues, traiiing and learning. She is the Bristol City Neurodiversity Champion, a BDEC (Bristol Dissability Equality Commission) Comissioner; a Babbasa Equal Oppertunities Ambassador and the 2023 winner of the inaugural Istoria Group Micro Bussiness incubator Hub Competition. As someone with ADHD and dyslexia, Devon has a very unique perspective and is passionate about switching the narrative and helping the world transform labels into lives. Devon is the founder and Director of Self Agency, a consultancy founded with a vision of helping organisations build cultures where everyone belongs and where all differences are valued.

Speaking on 15th March in

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 13:30 - 14:15

Neurodiversity Employee Networks Panel Discussion

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 15:30 - 16:15

Neurodiversity Lived Experience Roundtable

Dr Deborah Leveroy

Deborah is a neuro-inclusion practitioner and academic, with 14 years of experience researching and working in the field. She is Head of Consultancy & Research at neurobox.

Qualifications: PhD, PGCHE

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Deborah is a neuro-inclusion practitioner and academic, with 14 years of experience researching and working in the field. Her research has been published in several Routledge peer-reviewed journals, People Management magazine and the British Dyslexia Association handbook. Deborah has a PhD in dyslexia from the University of Kent. She brings her varied background to her role as Head of Consultancy & Research at neurobox, having worked as a disability advisor, strategy coach, study skills tutor, university lecturer and theatre practitioner. Deborah is committed to increasing access to the workplace, by identifying and removing barriers and building neuro-inclusive workspaces.

Speaking on 15th March in

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 11:00 - 11:45

Are you Disability Confident?

Eleanor Walton

Eleanor is Research Area Scientific Lead for Epigenetics at Abcam.

Speaking on 15th March in

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 13:30 - 14:15

Neurodiversity Employee Networks Panel Discussion

Elizabeth Takyi

neurobox Ambassador / Speaker / SEN Lecturer/ Dyslexia Lecturer Podcaster, Presenter, Neurodiversity Storyteller, Neurodiversity in Business- Co-Productive Voluntary Voluntary work -Trustee Arthritis Action Schools Appeals Member for Dioceses of Southwark

Qualifications: Elizabeth Takyi (BA Hons - Professional Graduate Certificate in Education)cert)

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Elizabeth is neurobox Ambassador and has a BA Hons in (Combined Honours Degree (Human Resource Management/Sociology) Professional Graduation Certificate in Education (Lifelong learning post 16). Elizabeth was diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Irlen Syndrome, in her adulthood at university. She was also diagnosed with Dyscalculia in 2019 and diagnosed with ADHD In Feb 2023. Elizabeth successfully ran a charitable organisation for 6 and half years company that was based in Wandsworth London ( April 2016- Oct 2022)

Speaking on 15th March in

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 15:30 - 16:15

Neurodiversity Lived Experience Roundtable

Jamie Kingsbury

"Jamie Kingsbury: Health & Wellbeing Consultant. Passionate about workplace wellbeing, equity, representation. Foodie, animal lover, netball enthusiast."

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I’m Jamie Kingsbury, Health and Wellbeing Consultant at Cambridge University Press and Assessment. I have always been avid about workplace and general wellbeing. My passions are rooted in representation, unapologetic equity seeking and protection of my own wellbeing. I’m also a total foodie, animal lover and netball enthusiast.

Speaking on 15th March in

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 12:00 - 12:45

What does a sucessful workplace adjustment process look like

Mark Woodward

Mark has worked with disability and neurodiversity for many years and has extensive knowledge and experience in supporting individuals, teams, and organisations, from developing programs to supporting individuals and managers.

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After a lifetime of working with neurodiversity, and more than 13 years of supporting others with neurodiversity - and disabilities - I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in supporting not just people but also teams, managers, and organisations. From helping design and deploy neurodiversity, disability, and wider ED&I policies, to working with individual managers and employees. Prior experience in senior management and operational roles has also given me a valuable understanding and awareness of the needs of the organisation, managers, and individual employees.

Speaking on 15th March in

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 14:30 - 15:15

Empowering Line Managers

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 11:00 - 11:45

Are you Disability Confident?

Michael Vermeersch

Using his creative neuro-diverse thinking and passion for inclusion, Michael created Microsoft’s Digital Inclusion offering, to empower inclusive organisations gain greater business advantage.

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Michael is Microsoft’s Accessibility Go to Market Manager; his focus is landing Microsoft’s commitment to bridge the “Disability Divide”. Company-wide, alongside customers, partners, and communities, Michael’s scope is to increase societal inclusion for people with disabilities. The commitment covers technology, talent development and workplace culture. Using his creative neuro-diverse thinking and passion for inclusion, Michael created Microsoft’s Digital Inclusion offering, to empower inclusive organisations gain greater business advantage. Michael also chairs Microsoft’s UK Disability Employee Resource Group and was invited to 10 Downing Street to present his views on bringing disabled talent into work. His personal proudest achievement is having brought Microsoft UK to Disability Confident Leadership status. Michael received Microsoft’s highest Platinum Club award for his work in disability inclusion. Listed as one of UK ‘s top 80 neurodiversity evangelists on LinkedIn, he is in the 2021 Disability Power 100, which celebrates Britain’s most influential disabled people.

Speaking on 15th March in

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 10:00 - 10:45

Removing barriers to accessibility with AI

Shona Clydesdale

Experienced Transformation Change Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the built environment. Skilled in Cultural Change, Operating Model, Training Programme Design, HR Consulting, Coaching, and Team Building.

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Experienced Transformation Change Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the built environment. Skilled in Cultural Change, Operating Model, Training Programme Design, Career Development, HR Consulting, Coaching, and Team Building. Strong business development professional with a Post Graduate Diploma focused in Human Resources Management and Services from London Metropolitan University.

Speaking on 15th March in

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 13:30 - 14:15

Neurodiversity Employee Networks Panel Discussion

Sophie Harding

I am an experienced HR Advisor with a proven track record of delivering employee relations advice in challenging and dynamic environments. I have developed an extensive knowledge of employment law, as well as a skill set in team work, customer service and problem-solving.

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I am an experienced HR Advisor with a proven track record of delivering employee relations advice in challenging and dynamic environments. I have developed an extensive knowledge of employment law, as well as a skill set in team work, customer service and problem-solving.

Speaking on 15th March in

Room: Room 4 : Workplace
Time: 13:30 - 14:15

Neurodiversity Employee Networks Panel Discussion

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