Ms Melina Gillespie

Communication Advisor, Energy

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Melina is a science communicator for the Energy BU with a background in science, research and communication.

She has twenty years’ experience in the project management of research programs in the area of plant ecology, specifically in the revegetation of ecosystems post-mining.

Now a passionate science communicator, she has expertise in communicating research outcomes to a wide range of target audiences on topics ranging from agriculture, plant ecology, climate, and more recently, in the area of energy.

Melina is passionate about encouraging the use of scientific research to inform decision making, and her focus is in the effective communication of research outcomes to, and engagement with, industry, government, academia and publics.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2016

    Master of Communication (Science Communication)
    School of Communications and Arts, The University of Queensland

  • 2003

    Master of Philosophy (Ecology)
    School of Life Sciences, The University of Queensland

  • 1995

    Bachelor of Science (Honours)
    Botany Department, The University of Queensland