Sally Dillon

Senior Communications Manager

Sally is an experienced strategic communications specialist and brings to Life Sciences Queensland three decades of media, corporate communications, social media and marketing expertise. She has an impressive background in community organising and outreach for member-based organisations and is relentlessly curious about innovation, science and technology.

Solving communication challenges is Sally’s passion, and her strength is connecting people and ideas to create positive impact. Her diverse career spans public and commercial radio journalism, book publishing, travel writing, corporate communications and advocacy. Having worked in roles in the university, public service and for-purpose organisations, Sally is ideally placed to amplify the impact of the life sciences sector.

She has worked as a journalist for the ABC, Radio New Zealand, and a number of commercial radio stations, and has written feature stories for The Guardian and many of Australia’s news publications. Sally has an eye for a story that will pique the public’s interest and is an expert at translating complex ideas into compelling stories for diverse audiences, from public servants to researchers and school students.

A champion for women, Sally is on the Advisory Committee for the QUT Pathways to Politics Program for Women. She has an Arts Honours degree, a Bachelor of Business in Communications, specialising in journalism and public relations, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Indigenous). She is also a qualified Counsellor and has volunteered for the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

Sally is perfectly positioned to head the Communications division at Life Sciences Queensland, where she will focus on driving transformative change and elevating the status of the Queensland life sciences sector. Her passion for equity, sustainability, and impactful communication aligns seamlessly with the organisation's vision, making her an invaluable asset for the team.

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