From brains to bones

Run time: 14.00 – 15.00

Neurodiversity refers to a difference in the human brain and cognition that can manifest in areas such as sociability, learning, attention, mood, and other mental functions. Although some might perceive them as inhibitory, they should not be considered so.

Sara Rankin is a neurodivergent scientist at Imperial College London who will take us on a journey of how she went from being someone who was described as ‘slow’ and ‘clumsy’ in primary school, to an award-winning Professor of Stem Cell Biology.

She’ll delve into her research on how cells from your bone marrow are used by your body for repair, share strategies for success and explain how her cognitive diversity has contributed to her becoming a leader in her field.

Please note that this event will include examples of challenges faced by neurodivergent people, which some may find triggering.

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8 September 2023 - 14:00
Forum Exploration Lab 1, University of Exeter Streatham Campus