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May 11, 2023

S2 Episode 2 - Autistic Academic

S2 Episode 2 - Autistic Academic

Dr Kate West is an autistic and first-generation academic, author and autism activist. Kate read her DPhil (PhD) and MSc at the University of Oxford (funded by one of the UK’s most competitive academic scholarships) and her Law degree at the University of Edinburgh.

She has been awarded various academic prizes and an international academic Fellowship. She is now Senior Lecturer in Visual Criminology at Oxford Brookes University.

She comes on the show to shine a light on her late discovery and navigating the world as an autistic academic.

CW: contains content on 'disordered' eating and suicidal ideation.

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