Dr Jessica Gallagher is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship, at The University of Queensland (UQ) where she is responsible for the continued development and implementation of the University’s Global Strategy and Partner Engagement Framework.  

She leads a number of key institutional partnership activities, strategic engagement events, business development opportunities and a wide range of programs designed to create change in global communities and to extend the University’s reputation and reach.

Dr Gallagher also leads the ongoing development of UQ’s Entrepreneurship Strategy. Encompassing high-level oversight of UQ Ventures – the umbrella brand for the University’s suite of entrepreneurial activities and programs – her leadership is expanding links with local, national and international entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Jessica is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in UQ’s School of Languages and Cultures. She holds a PhD in Comparative Cultural Studies from UQ and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

Dr Gallagher is also a Director on the board of the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF) where she provides expertise and support KTF to improving the lives and futures of Papua New Guineans.