Jillian Masters

Jillian Masters


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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

  • Conducted extensive quantitative and qualitative analysis of communications with a transport authority, and wrote and delivered a report to the agency to inform their response to a public safety concern
  • Reviewed the organisational performance of a national advisory body and assisted in the design of a new structure, which streamlined key functions and promoted strategic alignment between the agency’s capabilities and purpose
  • Wrote comprehensive literature reviews to inform national, state and territory health strategies, spanning aged care, emergency services and health protection sectors
  • Consolidated research and contributed to development of a final report for an Australian Government department’s change management strategy
  • Assisted in the facilitation of stakeholder consultations with health sector government, peak body and community representatives.

Outside of Nous

Jill is a graduate from an Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Philosophy from 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, and she is a volunteer English language tutor with the Adult Migrant English Program.

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.