Megan Gilmour is a social innovator who’s worked on complex social and economic development operations across 24 countries. She catalyses change through dynamic innovation projects, and is a leader in governance and systems, research and advocacy for students missing school because of serious illness.
In 2015, Megan co-authored an Australian-first report on school connection for sick students which received a Prime Minister’s statement of support, and triggered widespread media. She then led action for a corresponding Australian government report, and designed the governance framework that shaped its findings. In 2017, Megan created the Australian-first national telepresence robot initiative connecting students with serious illness to their classrooms.
Megan is a Churchill Fellow, a media spokesperson and TEDx Speaker, and was nominated as a finalist for the ACT Australian of the Year award in 2018. In 2019 she was ACT winner and national finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the For Purpose and Social Enterprise category, named on the Financial Review list of 100 Women of Influence in Australia, and received the CWB Innovation Award. She received a Deakin University 2020 Alumni of the Year award for her work on using robots in new models of care in education, health, disability and aged-care settings.
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