28th March 2019

Dr Maria Efstratopoulou, Senior Lecturer in Special Education Needs and Inclusion at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), was invited to join the NIPS Seminars where she shared research insights on early diagnosis of ADHD and ASD with Mental Health professionals from across Lincolnshire.

The NIPS Seminars bring researchers and academics, medical and clinical professionals, community practitioners, independent and personal voices together in one space to share their insights and to support an informed community. Their aim is to create supportive, accessible, dynamic environments where we can discuss important mental health in relation to children and young adults.

As one of the event’s guest speakers Dr Efstratopoulou led a discussion on ADHD and ASD research and support which was warmly received both during and after the seminar:

“The early diagnosis of ADHD and Autism is a subject of great interest to me so I was really happy to have a positive reaction and many questions from the audience. What’s great is that engagement has continued after the seminar and I have received several emails from parents and professionals asking for further advice.”

Lauren Burlinson, the founder of NIPS, was full of praise for Dr Efstratopoulou’s contribution:

“We are incredibly proud to have had Maria come along and talk to our audience. Her work is valuable and supportive of those wanting to know more about both ADHD and ASD, sharing research and insight which is currently much-needed within the general public. We very much hope to work with Maria again and are glad to have had the chance to involve her in a NIPS event”

A specialist handbook was also created for the seminar, to which Maria contributed an article on her discussion topic. This can be accessed online for free here.

Our academics are regularly invited to present at conferences and events around the world, you can follow all their travels on our news page and find out how you can start your own adventures on our course pages.