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Independent inquiry - appeal for witnesses

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The University of Strathclyde has appointed a Queen’s Counsel to lead an independent inquiry into the conduct of former employee, Dr Kevin O’Gorman, who was a member of staff between 2005 and 2012.

The Inquiry Team would like to hear from anyone who may have information about Kevin O’Gorman and their experience of his time at Strathclyde as well as any issues that may have arisen with respect to inappropriate contact with students.  Information can be provided anonymously and will be treated confidentially. The Inquiry Team is also happy to answer questions and address any concerns that witnesses may have in coming forward.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor said:

“As a University community, we were shocked and appalled by what emerged from Dr O'Gorman's trial, and by behaviours which are totally contrary to our shared values.  The safety and wellbeing of our students is always our first priority.  As I have already confirmed, we will accept the findings of the independent inquiry and will adopt its recommendations.

"We are in the process of contacting our students, staff and alumni who may have information relevant to the inquiry. If you have information, I would strongly encourage you to contact the Inquiry Team."

You can contact the Inquiry Team at inquiry@pbwlaw.co.uk or tel: 0141 439 1990