Professor Lisa Bero, The University of Sydney, Australia
Chair, Medicines Use and Health Outcomes. Faculty of Pharmacy and Charles Perkins Centre
Professor Lisa Bero is a pharmacologist and researcher in evidence-based health care who is internationally renowned for her studies on the integrity of clinical and basic research evidence that is used to influence health policy, and the manner in which evidence is communicated to key groups such as physicians, policy-makers, journalists and the community. She leads the Bias and Research Integrity Node at the Charles Perkins Centre. Prior to joining the University of Sydney in 2014, she was Professor at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Lisa is recognised for her methodological studies on bias (including publication/reporting, design and funding biases) in the fields of clinical medicine (pharmaceuticals), tobacco control and environmental research, and on the use and implications of the evidence for prescribing decisions/policy.
Her expertise lies in investigating hidden biases in the design, conduct and publication of research, and includes ground-breaking work that demonstrated the selective reporting of data for drugs approved by the FDA (PLoS Medicine2008) and a paper (BMJ2012) which showed that including unpublished outcomes of drug studies in meta-analyses changes the results of all relevant meta-analyses. These findings have contributed to open access data reforms such as access to information from drug regulatory agencies and improved reporting requirements for clinical trials on the clinicaltrials.gov registry. Additionally her interest in evidence-based policy led to work examining influences on the production and dissemination of science.
Dr Tricia Bertram Gallant, University of California San Diego, US
Director, Academic Integrity Office
Dr Tricia Bertram Gallant, Ph.D., has been an ethics lecturer with the Rady School of Management (UC San Diego) and currently serves as the Director of the Academic Integrity Office (UC, San Diego) and Transitions Committee Co-Chair for the International Center for Academic Integrity. She has published widely on the issue of academic integrity in the Journal of Higher Education, the Review of Higher Education, the Journal of Library Administration, NASPA, Science & Engineering Ethics, and the Canadian Journal of Higher Education. She is author of Academic Integrity in the Twenty-First Century: A Teaching and Learning Imperative (Wiley’s Jossey-Bass, 2008); editor of Creating the Ethical Academy: A Systems Approach to Understanding Misconduct & Empowering Change in Higher Education (Routledge, 2011); and section editor for the Handbook of Academic Integrity (Springer, 2016).
Tricia consults with schools, colleges and universities in the United States, Jamaica, Egypt, Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom on a range of related issues, including: developing academic integrity policies and procedures; working with stakeholders (from students, to faculty to administrators) to create cultures of integrity; inspiring campus interest in and commitment to addressing integrity and ethics; managing a centralised office for academic misconduct complaints; advising faculty on creating the ethical classroom and teaching ethical decision-making; revamping online and face-to-face classrooms to reduce cheating and enhance integrity; and teaching students about academic integrity, professional ethics, and ethical decision-making.
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