Anti-bullying and harassment
We do not tolerate bullying or harassment and have six dedicated officers to whom you can report harassment if you should witness or experience it - Professor David Paterson, Head of Department
All members of the University community are required to comply with the University’s Harassment policy.
DPAG has six Harassment Advisors who are trained to listen and confidentially support those who feel they are being bullied. They are:
Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to someone outside of our department you can contact the Biochemistry Welfare Officers:
Anna Lastuvkova: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Hockney: email@example.com
Chris Manning: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Mellor: email@example.com
Mark Wormald: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rita Emberton: email@example.com
Kiren Bhomra: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Webby: email@example.com
Ben Foster: Benjamin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call the Harassment Line and ask for a referral:
Tel: 01865 270760
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Harassment Advisors are available for a confidential chat via Teams and can be emailed to arrange. If you would like to speak to an advisor outside of DPAG and Biochemistry, email email@example.com.
Students can also talk to the OUSU Student Advice Service which is specifically designed for students to provide support in a wide range of situations. Tel: (2)88466. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see Harassment and conflict advice for students for further information on resources available to students.
Anti-Bullying and Harassment training is now mandatory for all departmental staff members: Challenging Behaviour: Dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace.
For further training, you can log into LinkedIn Learning and search for key words including Assertiveness, Resilience, or Difficult Conversations for a range of courses and videos.