Jillian Masters

Jillian Masters

Senior Consultant

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Jill combines an empathetic, research-driven approach to problem solving with a professional background in writing and editing. She has a keen eye for detail and a discerning, content-driven writing style, which has been honed through roles in research, communications, design and advocacy. She holds a first-class honours degree on the topic of ‘race and representation’ from The Australian National University (ANU) and is an experienced communicator on socially and culturally sensitive issues.

Influential work

  • Project managed and developed the initial draft of the first National Action Plan on Endometriosis. Designed and facilitated a national roundtable for over forty patients, sector experts, Parliamentarians and the Commonwealth Minister for Health, and analysed and synthesised results of consultation into recommendations* Led early research and drafted deliverables for the 2018-2022 national strategies for hepatitis B and hepatitis C, as part of Nous’ role in the development of Commonwealth strategies for blood-borne viruses and STIs

    * Delivered comprehensive literature reviews for a Commonwealth Government strategy for wellbeing in aged and home care, a Healing Foundation report on intergenerational trauma, and two business cases for ACT Government hospital and primary care service integration

    * Assisted various Nous Principals in the design, preparation and facilitation of stakeholder consultations with government, peak body and community representatives involved in the health sector.

Outside of Nous

Jill is a first-class Honours graduate from the Bachelor of Philosophy at ANU. Her research focused on questions of race, culture and the politics of representation. Her professional experience is centred in the editorial and communications fields.

At university, Jill was an active member of the theatre society and the founder and creative director of an alternative film club promoting the work of women of colour. She has studied abroad at The University of California, Berkeley, The University of Toronto, and The London School of Economics.

In her spare time...

Jill is a keen writer and film buff. She enjoys cooking, long-distance running, and reading about culture and politics in Asia, the US and Australia.