Keynote Speaker

Heather Stuart

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Heather Stuart, MA, PhD is a social epidemiologist who researches stigma from the inside out; understanding stigma experiences from the perspective of the individuals who experience it. She is a Professor and the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-stigma Research Chair at Queen’s University and the Senior Consultant to the Opening Minds Anti-stigma Initiative of the Mental Health Commission in Canada. She is a leading international authority on stigma and stigma reduction and has over 100 peer reviewed publications.