Prof Nazneen Rahman resigned from the Institute of Cancer Research in London before disciplinary action could be taken

One of Britain’s leading cancer scientists has had £3.5m in grant money revoked following allegations of bullying by 45 current and former colleagues.

Prof Nazneen Rahman, who resigned from her post at the Institute of Cancer Research in London last month, is the first scientist to be sanctioned under new anti-bullying rules introduced by the Wellcome Trust this year. In a letter to the ICR, Rahman’s former colleagues accused her of “serious recurrent bullying and harassment” and creating an “intimidating and humiliating” working environment.

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