Acceptable Workplace Behaviour Advisory Service

The University has a network of Acceptable Workplace Behaviour Advisors who are volunteers trained to provide an informal advisory service to staff experiencing unacceptable behaviour, bullying or harassment at work.  The Advisors can also support staff who are facing allegations about their own behaviour.  
 
If you would like some advice, please make initial contact directly with one of the Advisors by email, ensuring that you state 'confidential' as the email subject. 
 

A poster for this service can be downloaded here: Acceptable Workplace Poster (PDF, 1,162kB) 

Sue Christie

Laboratory Manager

 

 

Southmead Hospital

Email: Sue.Christie@bristol.ac.uk

Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Mon-Thurs

 

My firm held belief is that no member staff, whatever their role should have to tolerate unacceptable behaviour whilst at work.

I firmly believe that early intervention and help will prevent a situation from becoming intolerable. I have dealt with many difficult and confidential situations within my current role, I am a good listener and non-judgmental.

Mark Viney

Professor

 

 

Life Sciences Building

Email: Mark.Viney@bristol.ac.uk

Hours: Full time, Mon-Fri

 

 

I think it's very important that everyone is happy and fulfilled at work, but I know that this can easily go wrong. This can often be put right, and I want to help this happen.

Polly Emery

Student Administration Manager

 

 

Biomedical Sciences Building

Email: Polly.Emery@bristol.ac.uk

Hours: Full time, Mon-Fri

 

 

I strongly believe that everyone should work in a positive environment where issues and conflict are dealt with in a professional manner. When an issue arises in a working relationship it's very important to be able to resolve it quickly and effectively. I became an advisor because I know that not everyone feels empowered to do this and I think it's important in those cases to have a third party to support you.  

Mohamed Ghorbel

Research Fellow

 

 

Bristol Royal Infirmary

Email: M.Ghorbel@bristol.ac.uk

Hours: Full time, Mon-Fri

 

 

I am strongly against bulling and harassment and feel it should be removed from all areas of life, whether it is in the school playground or in a work environment. In order to help ensure this does not occur, it is important to have someone you can talk to in confidence, who can help you make those first vital steps to stopping it for good.

Nigel Poulsom

Senior Facilities Manager

 

 

HH Wills Physics Laboratory

Email: Nigel.Poulsom@bristol.ac.uk

Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Mon–Fri

 

 

I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to work in a safe environment where they are happy and productive, I don’t think this can be achieved where bullying and harassment are present. I am interested in dignity, respect and fairness in the work place.

Claire Grierson

Professor

 

 

Life Sciences Building

Email: Claire.Grierson@bristol.ac.uk

Hours: Full time, Mon-Fri

 

 

I have been pleasantly surprised to discover through experience that finding ways to negotiate difficult situations between people at the University can be very rewarding.

I think it is very important to listen to and support people who feel unfairly treated and negotiate outcomes that are as positive as possible for the University and for all individuals involved.

Kit Leighton-Kelly

Deputy Academic Registrar

 

 

Senate House

Email: C.E.Leighton-Kelly@bristol.ac.uk

Hours: Full time, Mon-Fri

 

 

I have always believed having someone to talk to in an impartial environment helps give people the confidence to tackle difficult issues. I was motivated to become an Advisor to provide support for colleagues who find themselves in difficult situations and to help ensure the University provides a safe and enjoyable environment for all its staff. 

Mascia Amici

Senior Research Associate

 

 

Dorothy Hodgkin Building

Email: Mascia.Amici@bristol.ac.uk

Hours: Full time, Mon-Fri

 

 

I want to be able to help University staff facing the challenges of unacceptable behaviour, when they may not know what to do or how to react. I became an Advisor to offer confidential and useful advice and to contribute to the maintenance of an excellent working environment.

 

 

Confidentiality will be maintained at all times, unless there is an unacceptable risk to the individual, another person or the University.  A brief, anonymous record is kept of any discussion that is used by the Equality and Diversity Team solely for monitoring purposes.  

The Acceptable Behaviour Policy provides a framework within which instances of unacceptable behaviour can be addressed and resolved.