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Research Staff Development Conference 2017

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Our annual Research Staff Development Conference brings together researchers from across the institution to explore the strategies for enhancing researcher's careers. The event includes workshops, presentations from senior university staff and guest speakers.

2017 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

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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.

Twitter: @fatwhitebloke

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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).


You will be required to select two parallel workshop sessions when you book your place.

Limited places are available on each workshop and allocations will be made on a first come, first served basis.


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Twitter: @UoNgradschool #UoNRSconference17


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