The School of Psychological Science is committed to providing a positive working environment for all staff and students. We actively promote the career development of under-represented and minority groups in science.

The links from this site provide information about how the School and the University of Bristol support women, BAME, LGBT+ and disabled students and staff to achieve their full potential.

The School of Psychological Science is an Athena SWAN Bronze award holder and we are continuing to review and update our working practices to ensure all staff and students are well supported in their work and study.

“Our School has always prided itself on its collegial nature, but this is something that we never take for granted, and must strive to maintain at all times. It is vital that we provide a positive and supportive environment for all our staff, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race, or career stage. We were delighted to hold a Bronze ATHENA SWAN award, but are always looking for ways to improve our practices, and a commitment to equality and diversity needs to underpin all our activities”.

Michael Banissy, Head of School for the School of Psychological Science

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

I love exploring the world, travelling, arts, music, but you can actually bring all of that into your research. Who else has this freedom and flexibility to pursue all their intellectual interest.

Professor Ute Leonards, Professor in Neuropsychology

Acceptable Workplace Behaviour Advisory Service

The University has a network of trained volunteers who provide an informal advisory service to staff who feel they may be experiencing unacceptable behaviour, bullying or harassment at work. The Advisors help people accused of unacceptable behaviour as well as those who are unhappy with behaviour.

Contact us

Please note the School of Psychological Science Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee meets six times a year. If you have any questions concerning EDI or anything you would like to raise with the group, please email

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