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. 

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

I'm a PhD candidate in the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (at UQ) as a Global Challenges Scholar. I'm working on an antimicrobial project in the fields of medicinal chemistry and molecular biology. 

Having completed a BSc (Chemistry & Microbiology) and BSc (Hons, Bioinorganic chemistry) I'm confident transforming complex theoretical and practical knowledge to a range of audiences.

I have mentored with In2Science since 2018 to various high school students from year 7-12, conducting one-on-one mentoring, focus groups, and class lessons. I was recently awarded the Dedication Award for the Year (2021) and was a 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. 


Lily identifies as lgbtqia+.