Ms Gillian Eshman
Gillian Eshman is a Community Engagement Coordinator with the NSW Rural Fire Service, primarily focussed on improving the accessibility of bush fire risk and preparedness educational resources for At-Risk communities. She currently coordinates the NSW Rural Fire Service’s School Programs and At-Risk Communities projects aimed at engaging with People with Disabilities and their carers, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
During her long public service career, Gillian previously worked as Classroom Teacher with NSW Department of Education before joining the ACT Government to work in Multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, including facilitating the community centred design of the inaugural ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement.
After completing her Masters of Human Rights in 2018, she joined the Australian Human Rights Commission as Senior Advisor to the Race Discrimination Commissioner and provided expert advice on projects aimed at improving representation of cultural diverse communities, and education about anti-racism. Gillian has also contributed to numerous government reports, such as ACT Closing the Gap Reports (2013, 2014), the UNFPA Cambodian Youth Development Index (2017), and the development of a broad range of internal educational resources.