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June 1 Keynote by Dr. Brian Nosek
Culture Change Toward More Open, Rigorous, and Reproducible Research

Brian Nosek, PhD, co-developed the Implicit Association Test, a method that advanced research and public interest in implicit bias. Nosek co-founded three non-profit organizations: Project Implicit to advance research and education about implicit bias (, the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science to improve the research culture in his home discipline (, and the Center for Open Science (COS; to improve rigor, transparency, integrity, and reproducibility across research disciplines. Nosek is Executive Director of COS and a professor at the University of Virginia. Nosek’s research and applied interests are to understand why people and systems produce behaviors that are contrary to intentions and values; to develop, implement, and evaluate solutions to align practices with values; and, to improve research credibility and cultures to accelerate progress.

June 2 Keynote by Christine Morgan
How Advocacy, Engagement, and Collaboration Ignite Sector Reform

Christine Morgan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Mental Health Commission, and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia. She is a passionate leader in mental health and suicide prevention reform, committed to listening and responding to the voice and needs of those with lived experience. Following a career in the corporate sector, she moved into the not-for-profit sector with a focus on community services and working with vulnerable populations. Prior to joining the Commission, she was CEO of the Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders and Director of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration. Since joining the Commission, Christine has played a strong leadership role in national mental health reform. She regularly provides advice to the Australian Government, serves on numerous advisory groups and has become a key spokesperson on mental health and suicide prevention. Ms Morgan brings connection and compassion to mental health reform, built on the networks she established in the corporate world, her broad legal expertise, her extensive not-for-profit and philanthropy experience, and her strong ability to demonstrate to people how their contribution can make a real difference.