Ellie, a white woman with lots of brown, curly hair, is smiling at the camera

Ellie Thompson

Communications Lead

Pronouns: she/her

As our Communications Lead, Ellie loves that her role gives her the opportunity to spend her days advocating for disability inclusion and social justice. As a disabled, neurodiverse, queer woman, disabling barriers have formed a key aspect of her experiences in education and the workplace. Her expertise and lived experience spans across multiple areas of social justice and diversity and inclusion, with her role allowing a particular focus on intersectional disability justice, accessible and inclusive communications, and mental health.

At D&A, Ellie produces our communications, creating and overseeing all of our web and social media content. She’s takes up every opportunity to share tips on how to make your comms as accessible and inclusive as possible, through delivering workshops and talks, producing resources, and writing for journals and global online publications. She wants to encourage everyone to follow Diversity and Ability on all our social media channels so you can benefit from some truly unmissable content. Ellie enjoys speaking at events on behalf of Diversity and Ability. She hosted and facilitated the first ever panel at D&A’s inaugural inclusion conference in December 2022, and has been invited to the House of Commons to discuss both student mental health and intersectional neurodiversity.

She grew up in Brighton and was so pleased to get to return to her hometown some years ago to study an MSc in Experimental Psychology. She self-identifies as a domain authority on all things Brighton, and loves to spend her free time hunting for the best local pub quiz, running on Brighton seafront, or in the balcony seats of the Duke of York’s (the UK’s oldest cinema!).

Posts by Ellie Thompson

Authored resources

Adding Image Descriptions to your Social Media Posts

Adding image descriptions will make your social media more inclusive, accessible and successful. Read our guide on how to create image descriptions on each social media platform.