Sharing experiences


Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


Personal accounts of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment

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 can 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, which is now closed.

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

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

If you are a College Fellow, Trainee or International Medical Graduate seeking support, you can access the Surgeon Support Program.

Information about making a complaint directly to the College.