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Special guest Prof. Emily Simonoff explores the differing levels of adoption of the neurodiversity paradigm by various groups and what might underpin these differences.

In this webinar, Emily reviews the background of the Neurodiversity Movement from multiple perspectives and contrasts its approach to the traditional biopsychosocial model often employed by scientists and clinicians. Discussion on whether the neurodiversity and biopsychosocial paradigms can work together or are always opposed to each other.

Prof Emily Simonoff

About Emily Simonoff MD, FRCPsych

Emily Simonoff is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, where she is also head of the Department and Director of the King’s Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People.

She is also academic lead for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Clinical Academic Group at the South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust.

Emily’s research and clinical focus is on neurodevelopmental disorders in children and young people and their overlap with other mental disorders. She is a UK National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator.

She was the Senior Clinical Advisor to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the 2018 ADHD guidelines and was a member of the ICHOM Standard Set for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Advisory Group. She also chaired the European ADHD Guidelines Group from 2014 to 2022.