ARMS 2019 ADELAIDE

Keynote/Invited Speakers

The Conference Convenors and Program Committee are working to develop a program that will feature a range of engaging keynote and invited speakers. Watch this space for the latest speaker updates and information!

Keynote Speakers

Professor Lisa Bero PhD

Chair of Medicines Use and Health Outcomes, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney

Lisa A. Bero, PhD is an expert in examining how science can be influenced and translated into clinical practice and health policy.  She directs the Evidence, Policy and Influence Collaborative Research Program at the Charles Perkins Centre, with Research nodes in Bias, Evidence Synthesis and Pharmaceutical Policy.  Professor Bero is Chair of Medicines Use and Health Outcomes, Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney.  She was Co-Chair, The Cochrane Collaboration, from 2014-2018.  She has developed and validated methods for assessing bias in the design, conduct and dissemination of research on pharmaceuticals, tobacco, chemicals, and complex public health interventions.  Prof. Bero has also conducted analyses to examine the dissemination and policy implications of research evidence.  Her international activities include member and chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Essential Medicines Committee and Cochrane Collaboration liaison to WHO.  Prof. Bero serves on several committees related to conflicts of interest, evidence and decisions, such as the Institute of Medicine Committee on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education and Practice and the National Academy of Science Committee to review the Environmental Protection Agency Integrated Risk Information System Process.

Dr Andy Cope

Art of Brilliance

Dr Andy Cope describes himself as a qualified teacher, author, happiness expert and recovering academic. Andy’s Loughborough University PhD was 12 years in the making and while he appreciates that his ‘Dr of Happiness’ label is terribly cheesy it does afford him an important media platform. In times of rising depression and an epidemic of ‘busyness’, Andy believes there has never been a more appropriate time to raise the wellbeing agenda. Andy is lucky enough to work with some very large businesses, including Microsoft, DHL, Kellogg, Hewlett Packard, Astra Zeneca and Marriott Hotels. Recently, he has tailored his workshops to meet the needs of children and teachers and now delivers to audiences from age 8 upwards! Andy is also a best-selling author. ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’, ‘Shine’, ‘The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence’ and ‘Leadership: The Multiplier Effect’ have all been best-sellers. ‘Happiness Route Map’ was nominated as The Independent’s best self-help book of 2018. In an attempt to bring the messages to a younger audience Andy has also penned ‘The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager’ and ‘Diary of a Brilliant Kid’. ‘The Little Book of Being Brilliant’ is scheduled for release in Spring 2019. Andy is a sought-after keynote speaker and authority on employee engagement, wellbeing and human flourishing. He’s done numerous TV and radio appearances as well as being featured in The Telegraph, Daily Mail and Esquire. As for genuinely interesting asides, Andy is also a best-selling children’s author. His ‘Spy Dog’ series has sold in excess of a million copies worldwide (he bigs himself up by telling everyone he is world famous, if you’re 7) Andy was born in the same year that England won the football world cup, he has pet pigs and has set up the hugely successful 2%ers club, the UK’s first, foremost and...err...only society for happy people. His ambition is to be able to surf, brilliantly! www.artofbrilliance.co.uk