26 April 2024 | JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel
Emilie Edwards is a senior lecturer in Midwifery at Middlesex University and neurodiversity advocate. She believes that listening to the lived experiences of neurodivergent and disabled people is essential to drive coherent, consistent, and concrete changes within institutions and companies, which is essential in eliminating discrimination. Emilie has also worked with accessibility and neurodiversity networks in Higher Education Institutions and the NHS to improve support for neurodivergent colleagues, students, and service users. Her tireless dedication to improving accessibility and neurodivergence acceptance have led to a profile in teaching and learning, that has seen her recognised in achieving institutional and national awards for neurodiversity advocacy, including A Student Nursing Times Award and the RCM Excellence in Midwifery for Leadership Award 23. Her work has also seen her included in the Top 50 Influential Neurodivergent Women 2023 and nominated for the National Diversity Awards and the Times Higher Education Awards.