School of Business and Economics


19 February 2018

CIPD - Dignity at Work

Presented By The Centre for Professional Work and Society
  • 18:00 food and drinks; 18:30 input and discussion; 20:00 Close
  • School of Business & Economics, Sir Richard Morris Building, room BE0.53
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About this event

The event is hosted by CIPD and Centre for Professional Work and Society

The speaker for this session will be Dr Iain Coyne from the Centre for Professional Work and Society at Loughborough University. He is a Registered Occupational Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Iain’s current research focusses on selection and assessment, productive and counterproductive work behaviour and bullying/cyberbullying at work. This work has included producing guidelines for internet testing, considering the role of industry in cyberbullying, development of scales and validation of scales, assessing the equivalence of a voluntary workplace behaviour scale across European countries and the impact of cyberbullying on well-being.

The focus for this session will be cyberbullying and stress on the individual; bystanders role and what does/does not warrant them to take action (wider than bullying).

Iain will be joined by Julie Dennis who is Head of Diversity and Inclusion at ACAS. Julie is a Diversity and Inclusion specialist with over 16 years’ experience, gained within the public and voluntary sector. She is currently leading on Diversity & Inclusion, HR Policy and Employee Health & Wellbeing at Acas. She has successfully developed and delivered strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives relating to employment and service delivery, and is one of the country’s most experienced professionals in this field.

Prior to joining Acas, she was Head of Diversity at the Land Registry, where her work on Diversity & Inclusion was recognised repeatedly winning the department awards in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. In addition she successfully ensuring HMLR maintained its Stonewall Top 100 Employers Index position in 2016 & 2017. Graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 1998 with a BA (Hon’s) in Women’s Studies, Julie has a passion for gender equality and implemented an extensive training programme on harassment & bullying whilst working for the Fire & Rescue Service. She is a Stonewall workplace ally and is a champion for mental health awareness. Julie is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workplace and strives to create an environment where people can be themselves.

In this session Julie Dennis will focus on sexual harassment with specific reference to recent high profile cases.