Lyn Kendall
director of inclusion, The Westwood Academy; Gifted Child consultant, British Mensa Ltd; series consultant, Child Genius UK for Channel 4

Lyn qualified as a teacher in 1978 and although trained as a primary school specialist, quickly developed an interest in the children who are ‘square pegs’ in the education system. She recently completed a post-graduate diploma in psychology and now, as a qualified psychologist, is a member of The British Psychological Society.

Lyn joined Mensa in 1988 after completing a puzzle in one of the Mensa advertisements. She has been gifted child consultant for British Mensa for over ten years.Her activities in the field of gifted and talented education include: Running ‘Gifted and Talented’ summer schools and Saturday classes for Mensa, CHI and more recently The Westwood Academy, leading in-service training courses for teachers and school inspectors, advising Local Education Authorities and individual schools on issues relating to bright youngsters, and writing articles for newspaper and magazines. Lyn also appears on television and radio, most recently Channel 4’s Child Genius series where she is series advisor and panellist.

In her spare time Lyn plays competitive Scrabble and is a member of the Association of British Scrabble Players. She is a keen player of computer and video games.

Follow Lyn on Twitter: @lynkendall1


Saturday 22 October, 16.00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Young people and mental illness: a growing problem?