Human Resources

Home visits

Researchers working with individuals may need to conduct their research in a person’s home or at another off-campus location.

Personal security is of paramount importance which means that a comprehensive assessment should be made of the risks prior to any visit.  The risk assessment should include measures to ensure that the researcher’s whereabouts is known to others and they have the means to summon assistance in an emergency. The researcher should also be trained how to recognise and defuse potential risks and extract themselves from an uncomfortable situation before it escalates into a serious hazard.