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Health & Safety Event 2022

8 - 10 April 2025
NEC, Birmingham



James Brown

James Brown

Associate Professor, Biosciences, Aston University

Dr James Brown is a biomedical scientist, science communicator, coach, and captivating public speaker on ADHD with an impressive track record spanning over two decades in research and education.

James brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his multifaceted roles. Serving as the Director of JBHD Ltd and holding the position of Associate Professor in Biosciences at Aston University in the UK, he has established himself as a prominent figure in the ADHD adult community. James's journey with ADHD is not only professional but personal, having received his diagnosis in 2021 after five years of self-awareness. This unique perspective, combined with his extensive experience, sets him apart in the field.

Beyond his academic and professional roles, James is a driving force behind several ADHD-related initiatives. He co-founded ADHDadultUK, a registered UK charity dedicated to supporting adults with ADHD. He also co-founded, an evidence-based online magazine, and The ADHD Adults Podcast, which he co-hosts and produces. The podcast discusses issues related to adult ADHD while sharing evidence-based information and personal experiences. These platforms serve as valuable resources, offering evidence-based information and personal insights into the challenges faced by adults with ADHD.
In addition to these roles, James is also an author, public speaker, consultant, science communicator, and ADHD coach. His contributions to the field extend to writing on health-related matters, with a notable readership, including over 2.3 million reads on The Conversation, a platform for academic and research community contributions.

James was an academic researcher and university lecturer for 20 years, researching various areas of physiology and pathology, including Diabetes, obesity, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endocrinology, cancer, and exercise physiology. During his term as Associate Dean for Public Engagement he helped develop and appeared on many television programmes including BBC2's Trust Me I’m a Doctor, BBC1's The Truth About Fat, BBC1's The Truth About Healthy Eating, Channel 4's How to Lose Weight Well, BBC1's How To Stay Young BBC1's Holding Back The Years, ITV1's ITV Tonight: OAP Bootcamp, BBC1's The Truth About Obesity, Channel 5's Get A Holiday Body: Lose A Stone In 4 Weeks, BBC Midlands Today, and the BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 programme Old Peoples Home for 4 Year Olds.
His extensive experience includes providing training and education for organisations, backed by a remarkable record of over 150 public lectures. James is currently delivering an ongoing national tour of the UK in collaboration with Seed Talks, where he delivers insightful talks on 'The Science of ADHD,' 'ADHD and Relationships,' 'ADHD and Productivity,' and 'Psychedelics and ADHD.' Having visited more than 25 cities in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland throughout 2022 and 2023, he continues to make a significant impact on ADHD awareness and education nationwide.

Through his various roles and platforms, James actively contributes to raising awareness, providing support, delivering institutional training on ADHD and neurodivergent conditions and offering educational resources about ADHD, particularly for adults.


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