Speaker profile for Samuel Ridyard: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Samuel Ridyard

Company Name: Genius Within CIC

Seminar Title: Employability

About Samuel Ridyard

Samuel Ridyard is a team leader with Genius Within working in specialist employability support for long term unemployed individuals with health conditions requiring individualised assistance and advocacy.

His experience with neurodiverse and marginalised individuals is extensive, having worked since 2008 for organisations such as The Autism Association of Western Australia, Caretech and The Salvation Army, and having a background in corporate management in the telecommunications and service industries.

Sam''s academic background is also varied, having an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and Master''s degrees in both Health Psychology and Communication; Sam has also worked in research at the University of Birmingham, assessing the viability of brief parenting interventions.