We are a wonderful mix of different and neurodiverse people from a range of professional backgrounds and experiences. Some of us love to be in front of the camera, and others prefer to be behind it. Some of us love a chat on the phone or face-to-face and others prefer to chat online. We bring an eclectic mix of strengths and talents that allow us to do exciting things and try to make a difference!
Founder and CEO
Professor Amanda Kirby
Amanda is the CEO. Until recently she held a chair in developmental disorders at the University of South Wales and is a qualified GP, and worked for some years in adult psychiatry.
Amanda also founded The Dyscovery Centre in 1997, a specialist centre for children and adults with developmental disorders. She has a close personal interest in neurodiversity as many close family members are wonderful and talented neurodiverse people.
She has delivered extensive training relating to mental health and neurodiversity to more than 100,000 people nationally and internationally and to large scale organisations and SMEs.
She is the chair of the UK umbrella organisation for movement difficulties (www.movementmatters.uk.org). She sat on the Hidden Impairment National Group.
She has won a number of awards including Doctor of the Year, and also has been chosen a judge in 2020 for the top 50 inclusive employers in the UK.
Amanda’s has published many books in the field of neurodiversity, which have been translated into many languages, and has many peer-reviewed papers in the field and continues to undertake research.