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 20, 2016

Victim of the University of Newcastle "fighting for their lives" in hospital

We have been alerted to the fact that

"One of the victims of Newcastle University is now fighting for their lives in hospital. 

I hope management are glad they have almost cost a decent person their life."

This is an extremely concerning and urgent matter.

From our survey of 195 staff/students of the University of Newcastle, 45 of them had considered or attempted suicide because of the bullying behaviour they had suffered at the university.  

Anyone with any information about this person and their situation is urgently asked to contact us at


  1. He was offered no help or support and treated like a criminal as their mental health deteriorated. His health was very poor and as a result his physical health has now has reached critical status. I am a fellow bullying victim of the University and I have seen the damage they have done personally.

    My question to the people responsible is no money or pension plan will save you from the shame of what you have done. Blood is on your hands. Justice is coming.

  2. Michelle Adams (Wills)July 21, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    If you feel it would help I, and others in our group, would be more then happy to offer at least our emotional support. My case was very public (google Michelle Adams University of Newcastle). Sometimes it just helps to have people to talk to who truly understand and believe you. You can contact me by emailing this website and your messages will be sent on. Never think you are alone and can not get through it. Michelle Wills

  3. I thought they would have been happy just destroying my life. I was wrong. I also have to watch someone I knew closely die from what they did.