Keynote Session: 'Unconscious Bias'
Delivered by Dr. Peter Jones
This session will look at the impact of unconscious bias on our key people decisions: recruiting, team formation, performance management and coaching.
The data from testing of conference delegates using a version of the implicit association tests will be presented for comparison with other sectors (e.g. policing, law, engineering). The session will conclude with some research-led tips on mitigating unconscious bias.
Delegates undergoing bias testing will get a personal and confidential feedback report by email at the conclusion of the event.
Profile of Dr. Jones
Dr Pete Jones is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist who specialises in the measurement of unconscious bias in support of his training, consultancy and research around the subject. He is one of the Runnymede 360 emerging leaders in race equality, and widely regarded as the UK’s leading practitioner experts in unconscious bias. Amongst his clients are many UK regulators, Russell Group universities and a number of global banks, law firms, IT and engineering companies.
Bookings for the Conference will open on 25 January 2017.
Please note that this conference is open to all research-only staff employed by the University (staff in job families R&T 4a-R, R&T 4-R, R&T4 T-R, R&T 5-R and R&T 6-R based at the UK campus).
Conference programme coming soon.
Session themes are likely to include the following:
- Managing relationships with industry
- Research Integrity
- Developing your Independence
- CV Workshopping
- Professional Development
- Academic Transitions
Lunch and other refreshments will be provided.