In Conversation… ADHD with Dr Sinead Rhodes

Annie Vencl

Digital Marketing Executive for ACAMH

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In this podcast, Dr Sinead Rhodes discusses ADHD and neurodevelopmental disorders with freelance journalist Jo Carlowe.

Sinead discusses her latest research, cognitive factors underlying mental health and tailored interventions. Additionally, Sinead talks about Research the Headlines, a multidisciplinary project she set up focused on improving the public’s understanding of research presented in the media.

You can listen to this podcast directly on our website or on the following platforms;  SoundCloud, iTunes, Spotify, CastBox, Deezer, Google Podcasts and (not available in the EU).




Dr. Sinead Rhodes
Dr. Sinead Rhodes

Sinéad is a developmental psychologist who is interested in the cognitive factors underlying behaviour, learning and mental health. Her research has principally focused on cognition, especially memory and associated executive functions, in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHDASD and Williams syndrome.

She also examines cognitive factors underlying mental health especially depression and anxiety, and is particularly interested in cognition and depression within the context of neurodevelopmental disorders. (bio via The University of Edinburgh)



I would be very interested to learn more about your research. My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 17. She has struggled with low mood and anxiety for many years. Her school years were pretty awful, this has left her feeling isolated and has poor self confidence. I felt as a parent that no one was listening to me, I knew something was wrong. It took 4 CAHMS referrals in 4 years and countless meetings at school before a diagnosis was made. Years of education that my daughter cannot get back.

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