Skills Development Scotland is carrying out research into neurodiversity in the Scottish technology sector. The research aims to understand:

  • The strengths, skills and capabilities of people with neurodiverse conditions and the opportunities they present for technology related employment.
  • The barriers to increasing neurodiversity in tech education and the tech workforce.
  • The experience of neurodivergent people in education, training or employment.

The findings of the research will be used to develop a wider action plan to increase the participation of under-represented groups in the technology sector.

We would like to speak to people with neurodiverse conditions (for example autistic people or people with e.g. ADHD, dyslexia) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education or training OR in employment in the technology sector, to discuss some of the points above. This discussion will take place face-to-face or by telephone at a time and place of your convenience.

If you would like to participate in this important research or find out more about it, please contact Lynsey Stewart at Strathclyde University on lynsey.stewart@strath.ac.uk or 0141 444 8145.