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.
Tel: 01865 272116
If you are a DPAG member of staff and interested in becoming an Harassment Advisor, please get in touch with Louise.
Tel: 01865 272457
Tel: 01865 282366
Tel: 01865 282764
Tel: 01865 282522
Tel: 01865 272496
Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to someone outside of our department you can contact the Biochemistry Harassment Advisors:
Jane Mellor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mark Wormald (email@example.com)
Rita Emberton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kiren Bhomra (email@example.com)
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 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.
The University website has a dedicated harassment advice section which outlines the resources available to you. This includes information on Responsible bystander intervention, a vital component in tackling bullying and harassment, as we all have a part to play in creating our workplace culture.
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.