Sharing Best Practice
Implicit bias training is an increasingly popular way of addressing the problems that workplaces might confront as a result of the operation of implicit bias.
But what are the characteristics of good implicit bias training?
How can we evaluate whether a training session has been successful or not?
At this workshop, we engage with recent empirical research about what works in implicit bias training, and through guided panel discussions articulate and share norms of best practice in relation to different aspects of bias training.
Dr Chloë Fitzgerald is a researcher at the University of Geneva working on how empirical research in moral psychology is relevant to assessing and reducing vulnerability in clinical care. She focuses in particular on implicit bias and its potential effects on vulnerable patients.
Dr Jules Holroyd is a researcher at the University of Sheffield. She works on understanding implicit bias and the practical applications of psychological and philosophical research on this topic. She ran a research project (Bias and Blame) examining how we can best communicate about implicit bias - which ways are most likely to be productive and avoid backlash.
Dr Joseph Sweetman is a psychologist at the University of Exeter, who works on the potential for psychological science to inform evidence-based social policies such as those addressing inequality and discrimination. He recently conducted research for the Equality Challenge Unit evaluating implicit bias training.
Dr Tom Stafford is a researcher at the University of Sheffield. He works on decision-making, and implicit bias, both designing implicit measures and addressing the practical significance of findings about implicit bias for workplace contexts. He has provided a large number of training sessions on implicit bias to the judiciary in the UK.