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'We don't know what we don't know' with Jodie Wilson

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A note to our listeners – this episode briefly mentions suicide, so some of our listeners may decide to skip this one.


This week on the podcast Monique interviews Jodie Wilson, who is an AuDHDer veterinarian, researcher, author, and mum (not necessarily in that order!). Jodie advocates for diversity inclusion within the veterinary industry through her work with the Veterinary Kaleidoscope and she also works as a researcher at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre at La Trobe University. Jodie is currently in the middle of her second Masters degree, which looks at the intersection of autism and wellbeing, and she is about to launch her first non-fiction book: A Guide for Autistic Professionals Considering Disclosing their Diagnoses at Work.


In this episode Monique and Jodie cover:


  1. Jodie’s experience of late diagnosis and what identification of her neurodivergence meant for her in both her personal and professional life.
  2. How Jodie dealt with autistic burnout, managed a sudden loss in her physical mobility, and how she has tailored her working life to accommodate her needs.
  3. Key take homes from Jodie’s research into the experience of autistic folk interacting with mental health systems.
  4. The strengths that neurodivergent vets bring to the industry and the challenges that neurodivergent folk may face in this industry.
  5. Jodie’s advocacy work with the Veterinary Kaleidoscope.
  6. Jodie’s top tips for other adult diagnosed neurodivergent folk



For those wondering, Jodie’s research on the experience of autistic adults interacting with mental health care (and the associated resource to come out of this) is not currently publicly available, but we will share it when it is!


You can find the study that Monique mentioned on autistic folks with chronic pain interacting with the healthcare system here.


You can find Jodie here: and sign up to get an alert when her book is out here: 


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