Dr Pete Jones
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 10:00 - 12:00
Informatics Forum (IF-G.07)

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This session explores the impact of implicit bias on the way we may
attract and assess students, select staff and support careers is
impacted by our unconscious associations.  Although it was a focus on
gender and ethnicity, it extends to describe the research around such
differences as bodyweight, height and physical attractiveness.  It also
reviews and summarises the research around 'what works' in mitigating
implicit bias and introduces a model for making personal change.


Dr Pete Jones is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and
psychometrician. He is widely regarded as the United Kingdom's leading
practitioner expert in the application of the models and concepts of
unconscious bias and stereotype threats at work. He has presented
numerous conference papers and workshops, both nationally and
internationally, on measuring and reducing unconscious bias in the

He has developed a suite of research led bias reduction exercises called E-Neuro, and has recently developed a diversity networking analysis tool. He is a member of the Runnymede Trust 360 network of emerging leaders in race equality and sits on the British Psychological Society's Black and Minority Ethnic Career Experience group. Pete has a particular expertise in staff selection, both from a technical and design perspective, but also around diversity and inclusion. Pete is working around using neuro-feedback from EEG to measure and control bias.