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Interesting resources, Jan 2022 #sexism, #talk, #Anti-Racist Toolkit.

21 January 2022

Here are a few interesting (and triggering) events, articles and resources that I have read about recently.

A talk and an event

A very interesting talk at Cardiff University from Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna entitled “Dismantling institutional racism”
Tuesday, 15 February 2022 17:15-18:00. It’s online and free but tickets need to be booked.

Chai with Surgeons from Muslim Women in Surgery Surgery can be an extremely demanding speciality especially as a women and a mother! So join us at our talk show series ‘Chai with Surgeons’ to get the tea on “I am a surgeon but an even better mother!” featuring Miss Sara Maki ~ Friday 28th January 7pm.


Sexism, sexual assault & bullying in medicine and surgery

SEXUAL ASSAULT IN SURGERY: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE by Philippa Jackson, Consultant Plastic Surgeon (January 2022)

Philippa Jackson’s account inspired this account shared on Twitter.

Sexual assault in surgery: a painful truth by Simon Fleming and Becky A Fisher: “Surgery and surgical training have a problem with sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape. It is an uncomfortable truth, but the truth nonetheless.” (Sep, 2021)

Sexism in Medicine British Medical Association Report by Dr Chelcie Jewitt, founder of Sexism in Medicine project. Very interesting reading. (August 2021)

Interesting paper: “Systematic review of academic bullying in medical settings: dynamics and consequences” from BMJ Open. This paper is bringing together information from a variety of studies and makes for very sobering reading.


Association for Learning Technology resources

The Association for Learning Technology has recently opened consultation into an Anti-Racist Toolkit. The deadline for responses is the 16th of February and it looks interesting. Given that some of our EDI training is done online, this feels relevant to me and others at the School of Medicine. These blog posts provide some interesting reading and context:

The key part of the Tool is a series of questions that encourage reflection. This felt like an important question: “Who is involved in creating the content? To what extent do you as the creators reflect the audiences for the work? In what ways could the range of communities the work will be available for become co-creators (again, equitably)?” It is very interesting. It also points at two other interesting pages: