In this episode, Shae speaks with Professor Amanda Kirby MBBS MRCGP PhD.

As the founder and CEO of Do-IT Solutions, Professor Amanda Kirby is very unusual and has the unique experience of straddling health, education, and the workplace.

Amanda’s skill lies in her being a collaborator and a knowledge translator. This allows her to traverse disciplines and bring interdisciplinary working together.


She is a qualified GP and worked in adult psychiatry and stress management but changed her career when her 2nd child was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at 3 years of age. Her experience and frustrations ( at times) as a parent finding her way around the health and educational system led to her consequently starting up an interdisciplinary specialist centre for parents, and children in Wales more than 25 years ago in order to be able to provide practical robust support.

Her family is also very neurodivergent with children and adults with a range of diagnoses of dyslexia, autism, developmental coordination disorder ( also known as Dyspraxia), developmental language disorder and ADHD ( and more!) and this has provided her with a unique understanding, insight and a passion that continues to raise awareness and champion best practices both in education and employment.


She is an emeritus professor at the University of South Wales and has lectured to more than 100,000 individuals worldwide, written over 100 research papers, and become internationally recognized in the field of neurodiversity as both a clinician and researcher and published 9 books in the field with the 10th coming in 2021 about Neurodiversity at Work.

Amanda’s passion to make changes in society and increase the chances of showcasing talents for neurodivergent children and adults especially in work settings remains as strong as it was 30 years ago.


LinkedIn: profamandakirby

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