Image description: Photo of professional athletes taking part in a race on an athletics track.
On Wednesday 22nd November Kirsty Brown, PhD Researcher in the SPRINT Project, attended the Sport and Exercise Psychiatry Special Interest Group (SIG) autumn 2023 conference at the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London. The focus of the conference was Neurodiversity within Sport, with a specific focus on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
There was a fantastic line up of speakers which covered topics including a lived experience talk of ASD in sport, how to communicate with individuals with ADHD and ASD, how to promote physical activity in those with ADHD and ASD, and barriers that they may face in sport. This was a highly relevant conference for Kirsty’s PhD which will be looking to understand athletes experience of ADHD in sport and so this day gave her lots of brilliant ideas! She had a fantastic day connecting with people who work with individuals with neurodiverse conditions.
Kirsty has also previously written a series of blog posts about ADHD in sport. Check out our Sport and Neurodiversity website page if you'd like to learn more!
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Written by Kirsty Brown, PhD Researcher in the SPRINT Project