ADHD Women: Resisting a Neuronormative World

  • Huijg, D. (Presenter)
  • Leah Bassel (Speaker)
  • Mark McCormack (Chair)

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic speaking engagements


Dyi’s Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship’s project is entitled ‘ADHD Women: Resisting a Neuronormative World’. Not only is this project unique because of its sociological and qualitative character, and specifically its focus on intersectional anti-ADHD inequalities and injustices, but also because Dyi is an ADHD researcher and an ADHD academic. With hegemonic ADHD studies revolving around either biomedical or denialist approaches to ADHD, executed by non-ADHD scholars, this seems to be the first project of its kind.

Next to an analysis of ADHD knowledge production, the major component of the project consists of online fieldwork in England (starting January 2022). Through this, Dyi seeks to intersectionally explore – specifically multiply marginalised – ADHD women’s experiences with, perspectives on, resistance to anti-ADHD inequalities and injustices, and how a world without these inequalities and injustices can be imagined.

In this conversation, Dyi will offer an overview of her project, discuss the current knowledge framework of biomedical and denialist approaches to ADHD knowledge and the need for this project, outline fieldwork design and the obstacles that the pandemic brought to this, and offer some initial thoughts on anti-ADHD inequalities and injustices.

Estimated audience numbers (if applicable)

41 attended, most from outside of Roehampton. 106 registered.
Period2 Feb 2022
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • ADHD
  • Women
  • Gender
  • Neuronormativity