Innovation to Live Longer

Hinkler Innovation Series Luncheon

Get ready for an unforgetable experience at the Hinkler Innovation Series Luncheon! The theme for this event is “Innovation to live longer” and we are bringing together the brightest minds in health, innovation, sport and social connection to share their insights and ideas on this topic.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in healthy aging, disease prevention and the role technology and innovation has in promoting health and wellbeing. This is your chance to network with like-minded professionals,and be inspired by innovative approaches to improving health and longevity.

Please join us and be part of the conversation on how we can live longer, healthier lives.


Dr Robyn Littlewood, CEO Health & Wellbeing Queensland

Dr Robyn Littlewood is Queensland’s prevention and public health expert dedicated to creating a healthier and fairer Queensland. An experienced leader, researcher, clinician, academic and educator, Dr Littlewood is an advocate for strong public health policy with more than 25 years of experience working with patients and families in clinical prevention and treatment of chronic disease, and research.

Dr Littlewood has contributed to the evidence base of paediatric healthcare with >100 publications, and trained hundreds of students throughout 20 years of frontline service.

Dr Littlewood believes every Queenslander has the right to better health. She works relentlessly to achieve this using a systems-based approach, research and data to leverage $46 million in funding through partnerships in her first term at HWQld.

Dr Littlewood holds a raft of formal qualifications including a Bachelor of Science, Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership, a Master of Medical Science and PhD from The University of Queensland (UQ), a Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Master of Business Administration from James Cook University.

She also holds three Adjunct Professor appointments with UQ, QUT and Griffith University and is a Fellow of Dietitians Australia.

Dr Littlewood was the Outstanding Alumni Award Winner for QUT Faculty of Health in 2020 and in 2023, she was awarded the Barbara Chester Memorial Award by Dietitians Australia in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the dietetics profession in Queensland.

Julia Spicer, QLD Chief Entrepreneur

Julia Spicer OAM is the 5th Queensland Chief Entrepreneur.

A vibrant rural entrepreneur and a catalyst for change, Julia is the founder of two regional businesses based in Goondiwindi, Qld – Engage & Create Consulting and the Goondiwindi Business Hub. Julia is also the Chair of GEN Australia.

Julia has grown the activity and impact of innovation into the rural and regional business communities across the state.

She also has a particular gift for engaging women and Indigenous businesses in her work.

Tanya O’Shea, Managing Director, Impact Community Services

Currently the Managing Director of IMPACT Community Services, Tanya has more than 24 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector. During this time, she has had the privilege of developing leaders who share a common purpose of improving lives and creating a sense of belonging through inclusion for some of the most vulnerable within our community. In addition, Tanya has led IMPACT’s growth and diversification strategy under their Live, Grow and Prosper pillars. These pillars create a continuum of services that deliver a diverse range of programs within regional communities and enable the implementation of social enterprise models that create jobs and revenue streams specifically for people with a disability and living with a mental illness. Successfully completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), Master of Mental Health Practice and Master of Business Administration, Tanya has had the opportunity to balance a strong academic and practical background in business management and leadership, with a keen interest in human behaviour and the interaction between mental and physical wellbeing. An advocate for taking personal responsibility for our wellbeing, she regularly shares articles on LinkedIn in the hope of instilling action in others that will build inner strength, resilience, and clarity of purpose.

Mat Grills, Ultra-Endurance Athlete & Healthy Lifestyle Advocate

Mat Grills is a husband, father to two girls, owner of The Journey specialty coffee shops and ultra-endurance athlete. He has been primarily running distance for over 15 years in both sanctioned races and self-organised projects. Some of these include running 200 miles from Bargara to the Sunshine Coast, 100 half marathons in a row, 10 x 50k and 40 x marathons in a row, placing top ten and podiuming in a number of 100-mile races and most recently, running from Bargara to Noosa Ultra Trail to take part in the event.

Additionally, Mat is a passionate vegan, heavy music enthusiast, tattoo collector and has been a straight edge his whole life (not consuming any alcohol or drugs) and the promoter of a healthy lifestyle to all he meets. He loves coaching after school cross country at Shalom Catholic College and has spoken to many schools and communities about his running, business life and health journey.

Mat continues on his endless quest to see what is achievable on the outer limits of what might be humanly possible, all the while, maintaining integrity in his values, ethics and ensuring to have a heck of a good time in the process.


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Innovation to Live Longer
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Innovation to Live Longer