Lilly has several years’ experience conducting social research in the water resource sector, including conducting interviews with industry professionals and the community, conducting desktop studies, and data analysis. Over the past two years Lilly has worked as an applied social scientist within the Rural Innovation Research Group with work focusing on improving resource management, extension and change management, improving knowledge utilisation, and transitions in farming systems.

Lilly grew up on a farm and originally developed an interest in the environment through volunteering with the local catchment care group. Her volunteering and working life has given her first-hand experience of the challenges and complexities when navigating diverse stakeholder perspectives to achieve environmental outcomes.