UCL Division of Medicine


ECR event: 'Raising awareness and intervening with conscious and unconscious bias'

29 September 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Stuart Flint

Learn about conscious and unconscious bias, its formation, impact and how we can address it.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students






Division of Medicine Early Career Researcher (ECR) Network

This event will provide an overview of the formation and maintenance of conscious and unconscious bias, how it can impact our actions and behaviours towards other people, and ultimately, why greater awareness and efforts to intervene with conscious and unconscious bias towards people based on, for instance, age, sex, or appearance are needed.

This session will include examples of bias that lead to discrimination across many settings of society, drawing on research from across the world. Attendees can expect to learn about the short- and longer-term actions needed to address conscious and unconscious bias, which in some instances, attendees may be able to put into practice immediately.

About the Speaker

Dr Stuart W. Flint

Dr Stuart W. Flint is Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, and President of Scaled Insights. Dr Flint is an Honorary Academic for the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities. He is the Chair of the Obesity Policy Engagement Network (UK), and a contributing member to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Obesity and APPG on a Fit and Healthy Childhood. He has a specific interest and expertise in stigma and discrimination, leading work internationally and nationally to highlight the pervasiveness and impact of weight stigma and discrimination. He has developed interventions to reduce stigmatising attitudes and discriminatory behaviours working national and local governments, health systems, education, media, and the general population. Dr Flint has published widely in high impact journals including the Lancet, BMJ and Nature Medicine.