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IoPPN Code of Conduct


Our people are at the heart of our success. The abilities, achievements and successes of IoPPN are entirely dependent on our people and our community. Our goal is to create the best environment to support our staff and students so that they can thrive and maximise their potential and, collectively, we can achieve our goals

IoPPN Strategy 2020–25

We wish all staff and students to feel included at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and to foster a diversity in perspectives, approaches, research and education. To do this, it is crucial that we use an intersectional lens when considering and exploring all protected characteristics – age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. By doing so the IoPPN will be aligning with the guiding principles of King’s Strategic Vision 2029.

With this in mind, we encourage all IoPPN staff who manage or supervise students and/or staff to sign the IoPPN Code of Conduct.

You can sign the Code of Conduct digitally here - this means that prospective staff and students are able to see whether their line managers/supervisers have signed-up to the code and that the Diversity & Inclusion Team can monitor and report on update in future Equality & Diversity Charter applications (e.g. Athena SWAN, Race Equality Charter, Stonewall Workplace Equality Index).

When signing electronically, only your title, name, division, department and date of signing will be visible.

A digital record of who has signed can be found here.

We also encourage you to print, sign and display a physical copy of the Code of Conduct. Doing this will make your commitment visible to all staff and students. You can download a copy here or pick up one from the IoPPN Diversity & Inclusion Office - W1.17 IoPPN Main Building.

The Code of Conduct was drafted by the Diversity & Inclusion Team in conjunction with IoPPN staff and students and agreed by the Institute Management Board in November 2019, with a refreshed version launched in 2024.

You can also find guidance around the Code of Conduct here.