TCD Anti-Bullying Centre hosts Fifth International Conference on Workplace Bullying
Posted on: 19 June 2006
June 16, 2006
“The prevention of bullying in the workplace is not a quick fix solution. It requires support from all sectors – industry, professional, community and unions in order for governments to address the issue with the appropriate legislation,” according to Professor Michelle Barker of Griffith University, Australia, who spoke at the Fifth International Conference on Workplace Bullying hosted by Trinity College’s Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre on 15-17 June last.
The international conference which was officially launched by the Minister for Trade and Commerce, Mr Michael Ahern TD, focused on bullying, violence and aggression in the workplace and their prevention. A series of international experts spoke on the subject.
The conference offered a unique opportunity for Irish researchers, human resource professionals, lawyers and mediators to learn from international research and case studies.
The keynote speakers included Duncan Lewis, of the Business School, University of Glamorgan who spoke on Bullying and Xenophobia, Professor Michelle Barker, of Griffith University Australia and Dr Helge Hoel, of the Business School, University of Manchester.