Jonathan Kirkham

Co-opted Director - QLD

Jonathan has had over 11 years experience working with young people, children and their families, starting off his career as a high school teacher before moving into the not-for-profit sector.

Currently part of Starlight’s Program’s Leadership Team, Jonathan manages Starlight’s Innovation Hub, a team of seven that focuses on pioneering unique projects and experiences for Starlight families who are living with a chronic condition, illness or disability. The team have led the way in utilising virtual and augmented reality training programs and experiences for children and teens in hospital. Jonathan continues to experiment with developing technologies in collaboration with thought-leaders from around the world to positively impact the lives of seriously ill youth.

Jonathan brings positive leadership, innovation and creative thinking frameworks, a strong network within the health and tech space, and a wealth of knowledge about adolescents to all projects and organisations he works with. He is super passionate about bringing uniquely fun and positive moments to children and young people living with a serious illness, particularly because they miss out on so much.