The Winnovation Awards celebrate the successes of female innovators in South Australia. Professor Gillanders has been recognised for her work with the Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative (SGEDI). The Initiative, which is led by the Environment Institute, aims to preserve the environmental brilliance of the Spencer Gulf ecosystem while advancing economic development. Professor Gillanders is the science chair of SGEDI.
Professor Gillanders’ recognition comes after being honoured for her contributions to fish and fisheries science by the Australian Society for Fish Biology.