Poppy Ellis-Logan

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Poppy Ellis-Logan

Poppy is a recent graduate in Education and Music from the University of Cambridge. She wrote her undergraduate dissertation on the experiences of students with ADHD at the University and founded a support group for these students, and spoke about these experiences at the UKAAN conference in July 2016. She took a sabbatical year as the Welfare & Rights Officer on the Cambridge University Students' Union, and during this year wrote a business case lobbying for a dedicated diagnostic and support service for students with ADHD, which is now in the process of establishment. She is a lay member of the NICE Guideline Committee for ADHD, and works on the referrals team for Mind in the City, Hackney & Waltham Forest's Wellbeing Network, a social prescription service for residents with mental health problems. She is currently writing a funding proposal to expand this service to include ongoing non-pharmaceutical support services for people with ADHD to be delivered in Hackney, which she hopes will also be useful for others lobbying commissioners for better ADHD services in other parts of the UK. In her spare time, Poppy is working with two friends to develop an app, called Cognitive, that enables users to track how their behaviours impact their day-to-day mental health and expression of symptoms. She is currently rewriting her undergraduate dissertation into a paper for the Journal of Attention Disorders, and hopes to pursue a PhD, looking further into adult ADHD.