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Top cancer genetics professor quits job over bullying allegations

A leading light in the world of cancer genetics, who was honoured at the outstanding Asian women of achievement awards and given a CBE, has quit her job at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) after facing multiple allegations of bullying dating back 12 years.

Prof Nazneen Rahman, who is the high-profile head of genetics and epidemiology at the ICR, was given leave of absence last November after a letter signed by 45 current and former employees accused her of “serious recurrent bullying and harassment”.

The letter claimed that Rahman’s behaviour had caused psychological harm and career damage, “some of it very serious”. Of the 45 signatories, 22 claimed to have suffered direct bullying which created an “intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive” working environment.

Read more in The Guardian.

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