Mary Doherty is an autistic consultant anaesthetist based in Ireland, Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at Brighton & Sussex Medical School, PhD student at London South Bank University, and mother of 2 neurodivergent young people. She is founder of Autistic Doctors International (ADI) and Autistic Med Students (AMS) which are dedicated to peer support, advocacy, research, and training.
Her research interests include healthcare for autistic adults and the experiences of autistic medical students and doctors. Her current doctoral research focuses on the experiences & perspectives of autistic psychiatrists. She is a member of the AIMS-2-Trials Autism Representatives Steering Committee where she encourages researchers to adopt a neurodiversity affirmative approach to autism research.