Kylie Walker is a communications professional with more than 18 years experience in strategy, media and advocacy at the state and federal political level. After more than 10 years in journalism, with a strong focus on medicine and science, Kylie left the federal Press Gallery to handle media and publications for the Australian Medical Association. As Communications Manager at Catholic Health Australia, representing Australia’s largest group of hospitals and aged care facilities, Kylie re-focused the organisation’s public and political advocacy, achieving higher visibility and influencing federal health and social justice policy. Now Director Communications and Outreach at the Australian Academy of Science, she oversees external and internal communication strategy, media, events, publications and the organisation’s philanthropy function. Kylie has been an Ambassador and Director of The Warwick Foundation, the nation’s only charity providing psycho-social support to young adults with cancer, and is Chair of the National Science Week ACT Coordinating Committee.