WinnovationSA Award in the Regional, Rural and Remote category.
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 accepted the award on 25 October 2016, at a ceremony as part of Open State.