Plenary Speakers

Joseph Cesario
Associate Professor of Psychology,
Michigan State University

Dr. Joseph Cesario is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. He studies social cognition and decision-making. He is dedicated to reform in the practice, reporting, and publication of psychological science, and is co-founding editor (with Kai Jonas) of Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, the field's first peer-review preregistration journal.

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Ana Marušić
Professor of Anatomy and Chair,
Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health,
University of Split School of Medicine

Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia. Prof. Marušić chairs the Research Committee of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Global Health. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUality And Transparency Of Health Research) Network. She is also the Co-Chair of the Cochrane Scientific Committee. Prof. Marušić has more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and was heavily involved with creating the policy of mandatory registration of clinical trials in public registries which helped change the legal regulation of clinical trials worldwide.

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Mark McMillan
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Education and Engagement),
RMIT University

Professor Mark McMillan is a Wiradjuri man from Trangie, NSW. He is a Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Education and Engagement) at RMIT University.

In 2013, Professor McMillan was awarded the National NAIDOC Scholar of the Year award. He has received his Bachelor of Laws from The Australian National University, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from The Australian National University, a Master of Laws and a Doctor of Juridical Science from the University of Arizona, a Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership from the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre and a Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Heritage, Language and Culture from Charles Sturt University.

Professor McMillan was admitted to the Roll of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory as a Legal Practitioner in 2001. He is a current board member of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and the Trangie Local Aboriginal Land Council.

Professor McMillan’s research interests are in the area of human rights and, in particular, the expression and fulfilment of those rights for Indigenous Australians. He is currently working on an ARC grant relating to Indigenous governance and jurisdiction for native nations. He intends on expanding his research outcomes to include the application of ‘constitutionalism’ for Indigenous Australians, with a particular emphasis on the use of current constitutional law for the protections envisioned for Indigenous people in the constitutional referendum of 1967.
Christa Van Zyl
Director, Office of the Deputy CEO for Research
Human Sciences Research Council

Dr. Christa van Zyl is a Director in the Office of the Deputy CEO for Research in the South African Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). She has a strong interest in the promotion of research integrity amongst researchers, research managers and the broader research community. Having been appointed as the first research integrity officer at the HSRC, she learned about this important area of work through self-study, reflection, planning and hosting of collaborative workshops, and networking with peers. This led to her involvement in the African Research Integrity Network (ARIN) where she currently serves as a member of the Steering Committee.

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