UofG Resources


Please see below for the University’s resources on neurodiversity. Important note: this list is not exhaustive and does not cover the entire University’s work.

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Neurodiversity & Disability Equality Event

The University's "Every Mind Matters: Neurodiversity & Disability Equality" talks are now available to watch on UofG Video YouTube account. 

These talks explore neurodiversity and disability in terms of inclusivity, accessibility, and disability-friendly practices for both staff and students.  

The playlist can be accessed at: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD0VkR8SYbtHDTFiPcjVqdKekE7xT0xcW  

Talks include:  

The Neurodiversity & Disability Equality Talks were hosted by Leigh Abbott who is the Research Project Lead on a Wellcome Trust ISSF neurodiversity project. Funding for the talks were provided from the Chancellor's Fund to Leigh Abbott, Kirsteen Allison, and Dr Lydia Bach. 

Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2021

Neurodiversity Celebration Week was organised by the UofG Neurodiversity Network (led by Dr Chiara Horlin and Dr Elliott Spaeth) in partnership with the University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Neurodiversity Network. 


Videos- UofG 

Student focused panel discussion 

Staff focused panel discussion 


Shorts on being neurodivergent in academia 

Dustin Hosseini 
Prof Peter Hastie 
Prof Karin Oien 


Writing from ND UofG Staff 

Neurodivergent Friendly Workplaces by Dr Marion Hersh 

My ADHD Superpowers by Dr Nathalie Tasler 

Research papers / publications

Anxiety in adults with autism: perspectives from practitioners. 

Assessing autism in females: The importance of a sex-specific comparison. 

Autism in Higher Education: Dissonance between educators’ perceived knowledge and reported teaching behaviour.  

A hyperlexic-like reading style is associated with increased autistic features in girls with ADHD. 

A Reflective Analysis on Neurodiversity and Student Wellbeing: Conceptualising Practical Strategies for Inclusive Practice.  

A theory of motivation and ontological enhancement: the role of disability policy in student empowerment and institutional change 

Barriers and enablers of inclusion for young autistic learners. 

‘Because I’ve got a learning disability, they don’t take me seriously’: violence, wellbeing and devaluing people with learning disabilities. 

Blaming the victim, all over again: Waddell and Aylwards biopsychosocial (BPS) model of disability. 

Constant vigilance: a conceptualisation of the vigilance regulation model of ADHD in relation to learning and teaching in higher education.   

Chronic pain and health-related quality of life in women with autism and/or ADHD: a prospective longitudinal study. 

Disability and adult education - the consumer view. 

Education professionals’ attitudes towards the inclusion of children with ADHD: the role of knowledge and stigma. 

Employment equity and minority legislation in the UK after two decades: a review. 

Frameworks, models, theories, and experiences for understanding disability. 

Herding Cats: The ADHD Academic. 

Hiding in plain sight: functional neurological disorders in the news. 

Inclusion in Higher Education. 

Increasing undergraduate student satisfaction in Higher Education: the importance of relational pedagogy. 

Individuals with dyslexia use a different visual sampling strategy to read text. 

Insights from a dyslexia simulation font: can we simulate reading struggles of individuals with dyslexia? 

Is camouflaging autistic traits associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviours? Expanding the interpersonal psychological theory of suicide in an undergraduate student sample. 

Learning technology and disability - overcoming barriers to inclusion: evidence from a multi-country study. 

Motivations for entering and pathways of progression of disabled students in further education. 

Multidisciplinary research network on health and disability training on the international classification of functioning, disability and health, ethics, and human rights. 

Procedural learning in Tourette syndrome, ADHD, and comorbid Tourette-ADHD: Evidence from a probabilistic sequence learning task. 

Reflections on the value of autistic participation in a tri-national teacher-training project through discourses of acceptance, othering and power. 

Tackling disability discrimination in the United Kingdom: the British Disability Discrimination Act. 

Ten simple rules for supporting a temporary online pivot in higher education. 

The association of ADHD symptoms to self-harm behaviours: a systematic PRISMA review. 

The cost of autism spectrum disorders. 

The relationship between sensory sensitivity and autistic traits in the general population. 

The sensory experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorder: a qualitative analysis. 

What are the views and experiences of autistic teachers? Findings from an online survey in the UK. 

Who gets ahead? The impact of age, disability, ethnicity, gender on teachers' careers.