Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jane Burns

Mental Health and Wellbeing Innovator, Bupa

Deeply dedicated to the wellbeing of young people, the Veteran community and people living with a disability; Jane Burns is an accomplished mental health innovator known for her bold and creative impact in the care industry.

Jane joined beyondblue (the national depression initiative) in its start-up phase, establishing and managing the youth agenda before moving on as a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow at the University of California. She held a VicHealth fellowship at the University of Melbourne and completed her PhD in Medicine as a National Health and Medical Research Council Scholar at the University of Adelaide. In 2017, her passion for people led to her founding InnoWell, a collaborative venture between PwC, the world’s leading professional services firm, and the University of Sydney.  Jane was a winner in the category of Social Enterprise for 2015’s Australian Financial Review and Westpac Group 100 Women of Influence. Jane also serves as Chair for youth-focused social enterprise StrEAT and Veterans and Family Counselling services Open Arms, founded by Vietnam Veterans.

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