Professional culture support in Life Sciences 

Information about the support we offer in the School of Life Sciences.

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We are proud of our vibrant and interactive community and want to support and develop all our students and staff so they can do their best. 

School support  

Harassment, bullying or victimisation support 

Harassment, bullying or victimisation are unacceptable behaviours as outlined in the University’s Dignity at Work and Study policy. Concerns relating to issues of this nature should be raised. The lists below summarise points of contacts. Please use these contacts when you need them so we can address issues raised. Please also note that concerns will be kept confidential and will only be shared when consent is given. 

We have trained Harassment and Bullying Advisors who are part of a University Network: 

Alongside the advisors you can get support for concerns about harassment and bullying from those listed below and listed under University support.   

School support contacts 

Please use these contacts when you need them.  

Dependent care support 

We aim to encourage and support the professional development of our staff and students who have primary carer responsibilities. Funds may be available to help cover extra costs associated with attendance at scientific meeting or to provide research assistant support during parental leave to enable research to continue during absences. To discuss what support is available please contact Inke Näthke (Associate Dean for Professional Culture) at the earliest opportunity. 

“Maintaining my research progress while on maternity leave was challenging but support from the Flexible Dependent Care Grant scheme was invaluable by enabling my young baby and partner to travel with me to an international scientific conference shortly after my return. Supported by these funds, I presented key data and formed new collaborations which wouldn't have been possible otherwise.”

Sarah McKim, Principal Investigator, Plant Sciences 

School specific information 

Please refer to our SLS internal documents folder on SharePoint for further information on facilities, processes and procedures. 


University support 

The University provides a wealth of avenues to gain support. Here is a list of contacts, including any concerns about harassment and bullying: 

University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

Find information and support on equality, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Dundee. This includes further details on staff networks, key support contacts and university policies and procedures. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion