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Cyber security needs cyber neurodiversity

Gail Ollis, Thomas Beards

Monday 17th, 12:00 (Assembly Room)


A talk (25 minutes)

Thomas is a cyber security management student with autism. Gail is a university lecturer in programming and cyberpsychology. They have had some interesting conversations and Thomas isn’t the only one who has learned a lot this year.

In this talk, Thomas will share his insights into common higher education practices which can make it harder for people like him to learn, and why cyber security education in particular could benefit from recognising and addressing this. Gail will reflect on where she’s got to in her own contribution to that process and invite suggestions for doing better.


  • The speaker suggested this session is suitable for teachers.

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