Breaking Barriers: Inclusivity & Accessibility Tips for Neuroscience

Welcome to the ALBA Disability & Accessibility Working Group's video project aimed at fostering inclusivity and accessibility within the neuroscience research community and academic workspaces. The tips shared here want to help ensure that neuroscientists with disabilities have the opportunity to thrive in their academic pursuits.

These videos are featuring members of our Disability & Accessibility Working Group. They will share invaluable tips, strategies, and best practices to help researchers, funders, organisations and institutions make tangible improvements in the academic workspace.

Stay tuned for the next videos. Never miss a new release by following the ALBA network on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.

Donna Rose Addis

Hello, I'm Donna Rose Addis, a neuroscientist with a disability, hailing from the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, Canada. As researchers, one challenge we frequently encounter at conferences is the need for early arrivals to recover from the effects of travel and sometimes the necessity for more expensive accommodations that cater to our specific needs.

In this video, I'll be sharing some valuable tips to help us build a neuroscience research community that's inclusive and supportive for scientists with disabilities.

Isabel Castanho

Hi. I’m Isabel Castanho. I am a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School, in Boston, United States, and I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

In this video, I'll be sharing some challenges faced by scientists with anxiety disorders and some tips on how to build a neuroscience research community that's inclusive and supportive for persons with disabilities.


Heather Macpherson

Hi, my name is Heather Macpherson. I’m a PhD student at the Queensland Brain Institute in Brisbane, Australia. I have bipolar disorder, autism and anxiety.

Watch the video to discover Heather's tip on how to support neuroscientists with disabilities while they are adjusting their treatment dosing.

Catarina Miranda

Hello. I am Catarina Miranda and I am neuroscientist at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, PT.

Watch the video to learn Catarina's valuable tip on supporting neuroscientists with disabilities in their career advancement.

Rhi McNeill

Hello, my name is Rhi McNeill and I am a scientist working at the University Hospital Wuerzburg in Germany.

Watch the video to learn Rhi's tip on being proactive and using universal designs to create inclusive research environments.