The Deco-Stop: A Deeper Look Into The Humans Behind Deep Sea Science and Technology

Thom Linley, Alan Jamieson, Bob Ballard, Tom Tangye, Sophie McLellan, Cat Morgan

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The Deco-Stop: a deeper look into the humans behind deep sea science and technology.

From Steven Hawking to Charles Darwin, neurodiversity and science have been intertwined throughout history. Neurodiversity is a term which refers to the variety in the cognition of the human brain and can include people who are on the autism spectrum, or who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, among others.

We wanted to talk on a very human level about the strengths and weaknesses of being neurodivergent in science and to also share with you some personal stories and assistive resources. Thom shares his own journey in the field, alongside many other pioneering colleagues. Living legend, Bob Ballard speaks with us about his perspective on being dyslexic and even attributes his career success (including the discovery of the titanic) to his gift.

Friends of the show, Tom Tangye, Sophie McLellan and Cat Morgan also share their experiences of working in the field alongside being neurodivergent. They share how the industry, and the world in general, is changing to be more inclusive and understanding of everyone who thinks differently.

Let’s carry on this conversation, with colleagues, friends, and with those outside our inner circles. Be patient with each other, and trust that the world is changing, for the better.
Original languageEnglish
TypeResearch talk
Media of outputPodcast
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2023


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