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Harassment in the workplace is a sad fact and unfortunately the University is not immune to it.

However, the University does not tolerate any form of harassment or victimisation and expects all members of the University community, its visitors and contractors to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration.

Cases of bullying and harassment are dealt with in strict confidence and so where action has been taken it may not be apparent except to those immediately involved.

It may be that you have recently experienced an incident of harassment for the first time and want advice on trying to prevent further incidents from occurring. Alternatively, you may have suffered a prolonged period of harassment in silence and feel as though you have finally reached breaking point. Whatever stage or circumstance, there may be a number of people who are available to help you, including Harassment Advisors.

It can be helpful to discuss the situation with a Harassment Advisor, talking through the events and your feelings with the advisor will help you decide on the best way to deal with the behaviour and will clarify the options available to you.

All the key Neuroscience departments have harassment advisers. These are listed below but will also be advertised locally.

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Stuart ClareDeirdre Newman and Menuka Pallebage Gamarallage.

Department of Psychiatry

Caroline Kennedy (Equality and Harassment Administrator) Catherine Harmer and Phil Cowen

Department of Experimental Psychology

Lucy BowesBrian Parkinson and Rebecca Cardus

Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics

Fiona Woods, Paul Riley and Kieran Clarke

Department of Pharmacology

Advertised locally

 

The Equality and Diversity Unit supports the University’s commitment to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected.

 

Full details of the University’s Policy and Procedures on Harassment