Workshop on Unconscious Bias

The Portuguese CHANGE team (UAVR, Portugal) has promoted the workshop "Unconscious Bias and Diversity in Research and Innovation Activities" on November 29th. The event, which took place at the University of Aveiro, was presented by Dr. Tony McMahon, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Trinity College Dublin. The activity aimed to outline the nature of unconscious bias, to create awareness on how it may affect our judgement and decision making, and to explore how unconscious bias might impact on our research and institutions. The participants had the opportunity to reflect on their own actions in order to mitigate the effects of unconscious biases, not only in their work and research, but also in the institution.