Bullying and Harassment Advice
The Department of Oncology is committed to creating a working environment where we treat each other with mutual respect, courtesy and consideration, regardless of position or status. Any form of harassment or victimisation cannot, and will not, be tolerated and should be challenged where perceived. We all have a responsibility when it comes to creating the community we aspire to.
Departmental sources of support and advice
We have developed some guidance to raise awareness of what constitutes bullying behaviour, to highlight the roles of Oncology's harassment advisors, and to promote the support services available to staff and students:
To discuss any issues you may be experiencing with bullying or harassment in confidence you can contact our trained bullying and harassment advisers in the department. Details are posted on department notice boards.
Val Macaulay, Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology
Katie Morrison, Building and Laboratory Facilities Officer
Gillian Roberts, Executive Office Manager
Claire Shingler, Operations Manager
Michael Youdell, Centre Manager, Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre
University sources of support and advice
The University offers many different sources of support and advice to help staff and students who have experienced or witnessed bullying or harassment.
Harassment advisor network
There are approximately 370 harassment advisors within the University, with at least two (one of either sex) appointed within each department and faculty. There are also confidential advisors appointed within the colleges. The University recommends that you discuss the situation with a harassment advisor before taking any other steps in response to the alleged harassment. 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.
Oncology harassment advisors are listed above, however if you would prefer to speak to someone outside of the department you can arrange this by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01865 270760.
Other sources of support
The University Equality and Diversity Unit provides help and training to all staff and students and the Occupational Health Service will be able to advise on dealing with stress and provide access to counselling.
There are several training options available for both staff and students; useful information is provided on the Equality and Diversity Unit Harassment training web pages.