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. 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.