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: email@example.com
Marie Hockney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Manning: email@example.com
Jane Mellor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Wormald: email@example.com
Rita Emberton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiren Bhomra: email@example.com
Melissa Webby: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Foster: Benjamin.email@example.com
Or call the Harassment Line and ask for a referral:
Tel: 01865 270760
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com. 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.
After massive success when it started in NDORMS, the Mediation Service has now opened out to DPAG and Primary Care.
Mediation is a confidential, voluntary and informal process that helps you work through conflict with your colleagues and find a practical solution that works for everyone.
The Mediation Service, of which DPAG's EDI Officer Louise Cotterell is a team member, is open to all staff and students across DPAG, Primary Care and NDORMS.
If you’d like to find out more, visit their website – https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/mediation-service
Or email the team – firstname.lastname@example.org