Jillian holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and a PhD from Queensland University of Technology.
Hi. I'm Jillian.
I'm a creator at heart, constantly on the lookout for opportunities to challenge traditional ways of thinking and create value in the world. As a result of my work I was named as one of the inaugural Superstars of STEM by Science and Technology Australia in 2017 and as one of Australia's Top 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac in 2014.
As Founding Director of Machinam, I have led the company to develop innovative digital high school mathematics resources that are engaging and relevant to real life, answering that age-old question, "Why do I have to learn this?"
In 2012, I co-founded the non-profit organisation Power of Engineering, which runs nationwide events for female and regional Year 9 and 10 students to inspire them about the engineering profession; showcasing its diversity, creativity, and most importantly that it is an avenue to making a real difference in the world.
Since completing my PhD exploring innovation in the Australian water sector, I have applied the insight and experience gained through this process to a range of sectors including education, health and water.