Unconscious Bias

Unconscious, or implicit, bias has been identified as a significant challenge in the workplace, introducing unintentional prejudice and poor decision-making.

Unconscious biases can be defined as

‘our implicit people preferences, formed by our socialisation, our experiences, and by our exposure to others’ views about other groups of people’.


This page has been set up with a few starter resources to help us become aware of our own hidden bias, think about where it may come into play in our professional lives and how its effects may be mitigated.

Useful Links

  • Understanding Unconscious Bias short video and briefing note, produced for the royal Society. The video is a good starting point for discussion or as a reminder at the start of meetings making key personnel-related decisions.

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