Lily Kenchington-Evans

PhD Candidate
The University of Queensland

Brisbane, QLD

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Currently living on unceded land known as Brisbane. Originally lived on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation in Naarm.

I am a PhD candidate at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (University of Queensland) as a Global Challenges Scholar. I work on an antimicrobial project in organic (synthetic) chemistry and molecular biology. Previously completed a BSc (Chemistry & Microbiology) and BSc (Hons, Bioinorganic Chemistry). 

Science communication work includes volunteering with In2Science since 2018 to various high school students from years 7-12, conducting one-on-one mentoring, focus groups, and class lessons. Notable achievements include the Dedication Award for the Year (2021) and finalist for the Best Role Model of the Year (2018). I have also mentored tertiary students and have spoken to first and secondary-year cohorts through internal volunteering programs at La Trobe University. I have presented at Pint of Science (2022) and lectured for the National Youth Science Forum (2023, 2024). 

Coming from a performing arts background, I now like to take to the scientific stage and showcase STEM. I'm passionate about science education and communication, as well as the molecular understanding of disease.

Lily identifies as lgbtqia+.