The Expert Advisory Group (EAG) contracted an independent agency to hear from people who had been exposed to discrimination, bullying and/or sexual harassment, who were willing to share their experiences but who did not want to make a formal complaint.

The confidential pathway enabled individuals to share their experiences, so the EAG could better understand the problem and recommend ways to stop it.

Individuals - identified or confidentially - could tell their story by phone, Skype or face-to-face interview with a qualified and independent researcher, or completed an online questionnaire.

A report of this research identified systemic issues within the practice and culture of surgery that contributed to discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment.

report of this research (PDF 923KB) is published online.

All RACS Fellows, Trainees and International Medical Graduates have access to support from the RACS Support Program.