On the middle of a black background is a row of colourful vertical stripes’. In the centre is a black and white profile photo of TEDx speaker Jason Ardey superimposed on top.

"Each roadblock presents a new opportunity to learn more about yourself."

Jason Arday

Dr Arday is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Durham University. 

He also has Autism, a hybrid form called global developmental delay and Asperger’s syndrome. By embracing his neuro-diversity, Jason has become a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University (Diversity and Inclusion), an Adjunct Professor at Nelson Mandela University (Higher Education Transformation) and a trustee of many different trusts, including the UK’s leading Race Equality Thinktank, the Runnymede Trust. Jason has a personal passion for raising money for charity – over £4.5 million pounds for 80+ national charities – and he was selected as an Olympic Torchbearer at the London 2012 Olympics.