Ilana has been an active supporter of the New Israel Fund since its establishment in Australia in 2011. She became president in 2015. An emeritus professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, her research and teaching has focused on critical literacy education in the digital age. As an emeritus at Monash, she is involved in a mentoring program for early career researchers and the supervision of some doctoral students. Ilana serves on two boards at Monash: the Advisory Board of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation and the Bill Kent Foundation Fund Advisory Board. She is also a Board member of the literary magazine, the Australian Book Review, and is a regular contributor.
President, NIF Australia