Keynote Speakers

Maryse Lassonde, Chief Scientist, Nature et technologies, Fonds de recherche du Québec

Maryse Lassonde, completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology at the Université de Montréal and a Ph.D. at Stanford University. She then went on to become professor first at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR, 1977-1988) and then at the Université de Montréal. Since the beginning of her career, Professor Lassonde has been associated with several research centers, among them the Ste-Justine University Hospital Center and the Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (1994), of the Royal Society of Canada (1997), of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2010) and holds a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neuropsychology since 2001. She has received several other awards and distinctions. Among them, Professor Lassonde was named Knight, National Order of Quebec in 1999 and Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012. She has published 5 books, and over 300 book chapters and articles in scientific journals. She is a member of several editorial committees and has been named honorary professor at the University of Auckland and at the Université de Paris V in 2007. Since January 2012, Professor Lassonde has become the Scientific Director of the Quebec Science and Technology granting agency.



Dr. Claire Donovan, Reader, Health Economics Research Group, Brunel University, London

Claire Donovan has been a Reader in Assessing Research Impact in the Health Economics Research Group at Brunel University, London, since 2010. She previously held research and teaching posts at the Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University; Nuffield College, Oxford University; and The Open University. She has published widely on approaches to assessing the social, environmental, cultural and economic impact of academic research, particularly regarding the humanities, arts and social sciences. Claire has held visiting positions at Cambridge University, Harvard University, the London School of Economics, University of Singapore, and the University of Sussex. In 2005 she was Chair of the Australian government's Technical Working Group on Research Impact.


Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director, Public Library of Science

Cameron Neylon is Advocacy Director for the Public Library of Science, a research biophysicist and well known agitator for opening up the process of research. He speaks regularly on issues of Open Science including Open Access publication, Open Data, and Open Source as well as the wider technical and social issues of applying the opportunities the internet brings to the practice of science. He was named as a SPARC Innovator in July 2010 for work on the Panton Principles and is a proud recipient of the Blue Obelisk for contributions to open data. He writes regularly at his blog, Science in the Open.