Awareness and Knowledge Session on Neurodivergence and the Student Experience at Oxford

The Associate Head of the Social Sciences Division (EDI), Professor Nandini Gooptu, has invited Dr Leaver, an experienced GP who has worked with many students at the University, to give a talk on Neurodivergence.

Dr Leaver will be joined by Umme Imani, an EDI Associate in the Social Sciences Division, who is currently working on a project to produce a film to raise awareness about the experiences of neurodivergent students in the University. This talk is a fantastic chance to learn more about how to support neurodivergent members of our community.


Dr Laurence Leaver (FRCP, FRCGP) is senior partner at a GP practice in central Oxford that looks after around 3,500 students at several Oxford colleges. Dr Leaver was Senior Doll Fellow and Chair of the Medical Teaching Committee at Green Templeton College, where he is Governing Body Fellow. He received a Oxford University lifetime teaching award in 2023. He has co-authored around 25 publications on various topics, including ADHD.

Umme Imani did her MSc at the School of Global and Area Studies and now works at the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment.

This event is hosted by St Antony’s College.