Dr Jessica Gallagher is the Director, 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. She leads a number of key international partnership activities, business development initiatives, strategic engagement events and a wide range of global programs designed to showcase and extend the University’s reputation and reach. She also leads the development and delivery the Entrepreneurship Strategy, including high level oversight of Idea Hub and ilab programs, broadening the suite of student entrepreneurship activities, and expanding links with local, national and international entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Jessica is a research affiliate and sessional lecturer in the School of Languages and Cultures at UQ. She holds a PhD in Comparative Cultural Studies from UQ and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jessica is also a non-executive director of Scope Global, a specialist project management company delivering international development and international education programs throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific.