Our young woman of the future

12 August 2013

Alexandra Iljadica, research assistant with the Faculty of Health Sciences' 'Wobbly Hub and Double Spokes' project has been selected as a 'women of the future' by the iconic magazine Australian Women's Weekly.

Selected as a finalist from more than 8 hundred applicants, Alexandra has been acknowledged by the national magazine for her commitment to regional and rural Australia, in particular for her role as founder of the Youth Food Movement.

Alexandra says "The Youth Food Movement aims to educate young people that Australia's food system is not sustainable, so we need to do everything we can to ensure the generation of farmers, food producers, policy-makers and educators are equipped with knowledge they need".

Alexandra has worked with a number of community groups including the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance, Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Food Connect and Slow Food Australia.

In her research role at Health Sciences she is assisting with the co-ordination of the 'Wobbly Hub and Double Spokes' project, a first of its kind study examining allied health services for people living with a disability.

The Australian Women's Weekly is asking the public to help in the final selection of their winner.

To support Alexandra simply vote at

Voting closes 31 August 2013.