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Keynote Speakers

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Elisabeth Bik, PhD is a Dutch-American microbiologist who has worked for 15 years at Stanford University and 2 years in industry. Since 2019, she is a science integrity volunteer and consultant who scans the biomedical literature for images or other data of concern and has reported over 7,000 scientific papers. For her work in science communication and exposing research misconduct she received the 2021 John Maddox Prize.

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Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is an associate professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada and an Honorary Associate Professor, Deakin University, Australia. Her research focuses on academic and research integrity.

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Lex Bouter is Professor Emeritus of Methodology and Integrity at the Department of Epidemiology and Data Science of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers and the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities of the Vrije Universiteit. He is involved research and teaching on research integrity and open science topics. He was appointed as tenured Professor of Epidemiology in 1992 and served his university as its rector between 2006 and 2013. Professor Bouter has supervised 78 PhD students, of whom to date 17 were appointed as professor. He is the founding chair of the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation.


Professor Phil Newton is a neuroscientist at the Swansea University Medical School. His research covers the evidence base for common approaches to learning and teaching in Higher Education, with a particular recent focus on academic integrity, cheating and assessment.

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Dr. Serge P.J.M. Horbach works at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University, Denmark. Being trained as a mathematician, he currently works in STS and Sociology of Science. His main research interests include scholarly communication, research evaluation and science´s quality assurance mechanisms, with a particular focus on research integrity and peer review. His latest work is on open science, particularly open peer review, and on public trust in science, mainly through the Horizon Europe POIESIS project, which he coordinates. He also has a particular interest in the impact of automated tools, including generative AI, on science and scholarly communication.

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Professor Ann Rogerson is the Associate Dean (Education) at the Faculty of Business and Law at University of Wollongong (Australia). She holds degrees in Management as well as Higher Education. Her research relates to the detection and prevention of academic integrity issues such as file sharing, use of paraphrasing tools, academic piracy, and bibliographic patterns in addition to transitional spaces in education. Ann designs and implements policies and investigates allegations of academic misconduct for onshore and offshore campuses. Her other work includes membership on the editorial board of the International Journal for Educational Integrity (IJEI) and is sought after as a speaker and reviewer for the implications of academic integrity matters across a wide range of disciplines. Ann is also on the International Scientific Panel for the European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI), and on the Executive Advisory Board for the UAE Centre for Academic Integrity.

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