Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

We are working to highlight and stop academic workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. We are a group of staff and students who have been bullied for speaking out about misconduct.

Help make a difference –

*answer our survey,

*contribute to the blog, or

*contact us.

This will help us gather as much information as possible so that we can put an end to this bullying with its’ decades-long history.

“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Have you been bullied at the University of Newcastle?

Would you like to meet up for a coffee?

We are happy to meet up with you if you have been bullied or seen other people being bullied.

We can meet away from the University.

Contact us via our email stopbullyingat-newcastleuni@live.com and we can set up a time and place.


  1. Bullied staff member...holding on.August 6, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Thanks for the chance to meet this week. It feels better not to be alone. I was surprised how many people are involved in this group and how similar our stories are. Looking forward to our next meeting!

  2. Thanks for meeting me, which helped illustrate the problem of bullying. I now know I am not alone and will fight on. You guys are absolutely courageous and I salute you for your integrity. It really saddens me to see good people treated so terribly and pushed out of the uni instead of serving the institution with distinction. Please stay strong and I will be with you.