Smartlab UCD virtual world researcher, co-Founder of 3DNovations and www.autus.org.uk. Focused on research into emerging technology to tackle the problem that Education, Public Sector and Industry are locking out talents, potential and skills – especially of autistic and neurodiverse people from research and innovation. Shortlisted for European EFARRI Award for Responsible Innovation for 3DNovations "Metaverse" Virtual Reality Cloud Platform co created with those most at risk of exclusion in our communities, smarter, more inclusive and sustainable technology-enabled ways of working. The Award recognises potential of 3DNovations to provide organisations with an inclusive, low risk, affordable and scalable "metaverse first" way to digitally transform their staff and services. Current research with Metanoia Institute, UCD and diverse community partners investigates role of virtual worlds in tackling unconscious bias and Autism/BAME Intersectionality issues and novel ways to increase accessibility of Erasmus Plus through metaverse enabled inclusive international youth work and mobilities involving third countries.