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12 November, 2020

Inquiry report into University of Strathclyde University’s handling of complaints of sexual misconduct published

The report by Craig Sandison QC, commissioned by the University of Strathclyde as an independent QC-led Inquiry into the University’s handling of past complaints of sexual misconduct against Kevin O’Gorman, a former staff member, has been published.

This followed his conviction of a range of offences, some of which were carried out when he was an employee of the University.

Mr Sandison conducted a thorough and detailed independent examination of the systems, processes and actions to ascertain the true facts pertaining to O’Gorman’s recruitment to and promotion within the University, his activities while at the University, the disciplinary processes, and his exit from the University. He was also asked to make any recommendations as he saw fit. Mr Sandison’s report made six recommendations.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor expressed gratitude for the thoroughness of the investigations, the professionalism of the approach and accepted the recommendations fully and unreservedly. He said that he is confident that not only Strathcylde, but the sector at large will benefit from the work and the report’s findings.

Download the full University of Strathclyde Inquiry Report (PDF).

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