Keynotes

We are proud to present the keynotes for this year’s conference!

Jeremy Farrar

Tues 8 June, 13:00 UTC
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Jeremy Farrar is the Director of Wellcome. Before joining Wellcome in October 2013, he was Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam for 18 years. His research interests were infectious diseases and global health, with a focus on emerging infections. He has published more than 600 articles, mentored many dozens of students and fellows, and served as Chair on several advisory boards for governments and global organisations.

In 2018 he was awarded the President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian of the Year Award. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences UK, the National Academies USA, the European Molecular Biology Organisation and a Fellow of The Royal Society. Jeremy was knighted in the Queen’s 2019 New Year Honours for services to global health.

Tahu Kukutai

Wed 9 June, 22:00 UTC (co-presenting with Stephanie Russo Carroll)
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Tahu Kukuta (Ngāti Tiipa, Ngāti Kinohaku, Te Aupōuri) is Professor of Demography at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, The University of Waikato in Aotearoa New Zealand. Tahu specialises in Māori and indigenous demographic research and has written extensively on issues of Māori population change, official statistics, Indigenous data sovereignty, and ethnic classification.

Tahu is a founding member of the Māori Data Sovereignty Network Te Mana Raraunga and the Global Indigenous Data Alliance. She co-edited Indigenous data sovereignty: Toward an agenda (ANU Press, 2016) and Indigenous data sovereignty and policy (Routledge, 2020). Tahu has undertaken research with and for numerous iwi (tribes), Māori communities, and Government agencies, and provided strategic advice across a range of sectors. She is a member of New Zealand’s Chief Science Advisor Forum and is a technical advisor to the national Iwi Chairs (tribal leaders) Forum. Tahu has degrees in history, demography and sociology from The University of Waikato and Stanford University. She was previously a journalist.

Stephanie Russo Carroll

Wed 9 June, 22:00 UTC (co-presenting with Tahu Kukutai)
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Stephanie Russo Carroll is an Ahtna woman from Alaska, USA. She is based at the University of Arizona where she is Assistant Professor, Public Health Policy and Management, Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH); Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (UC); Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies graduate program, Associate Director and Manager – Tribal Health Program for the Native Nations Institute (NNI) in the UC; and Co-Director for the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research, MEZCOH at the University of Arizona (UA).

Stephanie’s research explores the links between governance, data, the environment, and community wellness. She functions as the UC’s liaison to the University’s Human Subjects Protection Program, monitoring implementation of the guidelines in UC research projects and participating in broader UA discussions of ethical collaborations with Indigenous Peoples and communities. Stephanie co-founded the US Indigenou​s Data Sovereignty Network and is a founding member of GIDA, the Global Indigenous Data Alliance. Stephanie co-founded the UAs Native Faculty association and the American Indian and Indigenous Health Alliance Club at MEZCOPH, working to support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students and faculty at the UA. She is on the faculty advisory board for the UA’s Center for Digital Society and Data Studies. Stephanie received her AB from Cornell University and MPH and DrPH from MEZCOPH.

Bianca Amaro

Thurs 10 June, 13:00 UTC
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Bianca Amaro is PhD in Applied Linguistics and graduated in Library Science, Law and Letters. She is President of the Network of Repositories of Open Access to Science (LA Referencia), Member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), Coordinator of the Brazilian Open Science Program at the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology and Co-organizer of the Luso-Brazilian Open Science Conferences (ConfOA). Winner of the International Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT 2015). She works mainly on the following topics: Open Access, Open Science, Scientific communication and Copyright.