Unconscious bias resources

Further information and resources on unconscious bias.

Contact Cathie Walsh, Staff Equity Manager by phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87844 or email: cathie.walsh@auckland.ac.nz

M. Banaji, A. Greenwald. Blind Spot The hidden biases of good people. Delacorte 2013.

Daniel Kahneman. Thinking fast and slow. Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011

Nicola Gaston. Why Science is Sexist. BWB Texts NZ 2015

The Royal Society includes a video on its website, Selection and Unconscious Bias, with the aim of alerting Royal Society members to potential biases when making decisions.

Unconscious bias and higher education Equality Challenge Unit UK Review 2013. http://www.ecu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/unconscious-bias-and-higher-education.pdf

State of Science: 2017 Implicit Bias Review. The Ohio State University Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.

Online training
Cognicity offers an empirically research driven and industry validated approach to developing adaptive and inclusive organisations. They offer a range of on-line learning options, with the licensing fee available on request.

Kirwin Institute
The Kirwan Institute in partnership with the Schott Foundation for Public Education and The Ohio State University have developed free online implicit bias training.

The aim is to provide participants with a quality foundational understanding of the research on implicit bias in K-12 education, while also equipping participants with strategies to advocate for policies to address bias and discrimination in their schools and communities.

Professor Jennifer L Martin
, Director of the Eskitis Drug Discovery Institute Griffith University, NHMRC Fellow, and former ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, Jenny also writes a blog cubistcrystal where she advocates for equal opportunity and addressing gender imbalance in academia, particularly science. Including:

But what can I do?
Ten Simple Rules to Achieve Conference Speaker Gender Balance
Five More Rules

Shelley Correll, Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, Director of the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, discusses how stereotypes act as a shortcut in information processing and how to support other women in this 20 minute video Creating a level playing field.

University resources are available to assist managers and academic heads ensure fair and equitable employment processes, including:
Merit Relative to Opportunity Policy and Procedures

Guidelines for Equity in Recruitment and Selection process (PDF)

Flexible Work Policy

Inclusive Teaching and Learning Guidelines

Prevention of Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Guidelines

Conflict of Interest Policy

Human Resource policy, guidelines and resources

Presentations and workshops on unconscious and implicit bias are available through the Equity Office.

I, Too, Am Auckland is a student-based initiative at The University of Auckland. This video explores experiences and perspective provided by Māori and Pasifika students across a variety of academic disciplines, discussing their experiences with everyday colonialism and racism.

For further information contact Cathie Walsh, Staff Equity Manager by phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87844 or email: cathie.walsh@auckland.ac.nz