Gillian Ridsdale

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Project Manager (Engagement)

  • MA (Cultural Policy Studies) – Griffith University
  • BA (Art History, Drama and Film) – University of Queensland

Gillian Ridsdale is Project Manager (Engagement), Healthcare Excellence AcceLerator (HEAL), QUT Design Lab, QUT. She joined the Design Lab in July 2020, and was previously Engagement Program Coordinator, Creative Industries Faculty (2016-2020).  Prior to this she was Curator of Public Programs (2008-2016) and Program Convenor and Lecturer in Museum Studies (2005-2008) at the University of Queensland. She has published widely on program development, learning and engagement strategy. Gillian is passionate about capability transfer between research and practice in arts and health, and the delivery of innovative healthcare outcomes for clinicians, patients and community. The key focus of her work is the development and implementation of engagement programs and events that showcase the HEAL project outputs and build strategic partnerships.