New forum to tackle bullying and harassment launches

  • Date 23 Nov 2020

The Royal Society of Chemistry has joined a new forum to tackle bullying and harassment, which is led by UKRI and joined by funding, policy and regulatory organisations including Universities UK, Wellcome and Cancer Research UK.

This is the next step in our work to make it clear that that bullying and harassment has no place in the chemical sciences, which has included the establishment of our bullying and harassment support line and our recently released LGBT+ toolkit to help improve inclusivity.

Members of the forum are: British Academy, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, GuildHE, National Institute for Health Research, Office for Students, Royal Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry, UKRI, Universities UK and Wellcome. The Leverhulme Trust and National Science Foundation (USA) will attend meetings as regular observers.

Senior programme manager of inclusion and diversity Laura Norton said: "We need to recognise that bullying and harassment are systemic in academic institutions, and that the leadership in academia has the opportunity and responsibility to lead culture change.

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