Jessica Gallagher, University of Queensland
pro-vice-chancellor (global engagement and entrepreneurship)
Jessica Gallagher leads a number of key institutional partnership activities, strategic engagement events, business development opportunities, and a wide range of programs at the University of Queensland, in a bid to create change in global communities and to extend the university’s reputation and reach. Recently, UQ has partnered with a $5.5m Artificial Intelligence (AI) centre, to address the growing shortage of talent in the AI and attract leaders in technology innovation from around the world to the state. The AI centre is an initiative under the state government’s landmark $755m Advance Queensland project. UQ’s support of the initiative means specialised training courses will be offered at the AI Hub for Queensland industry and public sector organisations, upskilling Queenslanders and helping startups to scale-up to meet global demand for innovative technology.