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Helen Taylor

Helen Taylor

Helen Taylor is an experienced coach and mentor.

She specialises in supporting students with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who have ways of learning and working that do not fit well into the traditional educational structure. She helps them to develop new ways of working that better suit their form of cognition so that they can reach their full potential.

Helen has also worked with students in Cambridge for four years across all disciplines and degrees, with a focus on PhD-level support.

Because PhDs can be an overwhelming project for anyone, Helen works with individuals to develop an understanding of their projects so that they can to solve problems together and prioritise. This can also include exploring new research methods, writing funding applications and applying for post-doctorates or jobs outside of academia.

Alongside this, Helen conducts her own research into dyslexia and ADHD and has developed a new framework that explains the strengths, as well as the weaknesses, of these forms of cognition.

Helen has worked out the evolutionary origins of these forms of cognition. This has major relevance for optimising education and improving organisational productivity and structure in business. She is currently in the process of writing up this work for publication.