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Nov 27

Battle of the Minds: Is the Defence Industry Neuro-Inclusive?

27 November, 2023 @ 12:00 - 13:00

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Date / Time: Monday 27 November 12 – 1 pm


Join us for an engaging session as we delve into the state of neuroinclusion within the Defence Enterprise. In partnership with Ria.Jackson.com and in support of Women Empowering Defence (WED), we aim to explore crucial aspects of neuroinclusion that impact the defence industry.

Key Discussion Points:

  • The Current State of Neuroinclusion: An examination of the current landscape of neuroinclusion across the Defence Enterprise. What progress has been made, and where do challenges persist?
  • Strategies for Fostering Neuroinclusion: Discover successful strategies and practices that organizations can implement to foster neuroinclusion effectively.
  • Neuroinclusion and Innovation: Explore the connection between neuroinclusion and innovation in the defence industry. How can embracing diverse neurological perspectives drive innovation?
  • Challenges and Solutions: Identify common challenges that organizations face when promoting neuroinclusion and discuss potential solutions.
  • Leadership and Policy: Understand the role of leadership and policy in advancing neuroinclusion within the defence sector.


  • Ria Jackson: Veteran, Founder: The V Word, RiaJackson.com, Services: Training (Personal Development, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, NeuroInclusion), Consultancy, Personal Development Coaching, Content Creation and Public Speaking
  • Kieran Blay: DXC – Aerospace and Defence | Championing Neurodiversity – AuADHD
  • Alex Anderson: RAF Member since 2020, stationed at RAF Odiham since 2021. Background in Public Services and RAF Air Cadets, with experience in Tech Stock Holding Group and Supply Control and Accounts Flight.
  • Lisa Hodge MCIPS: Co-Chair, Defence Dyslexia Network. Advocate for neurodiversity in Defence, focusing on dyslexia support and children’s ND services.
  • Chief Inspector Gill Hughes: “Founder of Wiltshire Police Disability Network, Gill Hughes champions support for neurodiversity and disability, inspired by personal experiences as a parent and professional.”

Join us for an enlightening and thought-provoking session that explores the intersection of neuroinclusion and the defence sector. Together, we can pave the way for a more inclusive and innovative industry.


27 November, 2023
12:00 - 13:00
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