Conjoint Prof. Greg Leigh

Role: Project Leader/Key Researcher

Conjoint Professor Greg Leigh began his career in education of the deaf at the Queensland School for the Deaf in Brisbane in 1979. He holds degrees in Special Education from Griffith University; a Master of Science (Speech and Hearing) degree from Washington University (Central Institute for the Deaf) in the USA; and a PhD in Special Education from Monash University. In 2001 he was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators. As Chair of RIDBC Renwick Centre, he is a member of the executive management team of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. Professor Leigh is active in research and has published widely on aspects of education of deaf children and related areas.

He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Deafness and Education International and Phonetics and Speech Sciences. He serves on several Australian Government consultative committees including the New South Wales Ministerial Standing Committee on Hearing and the National Neonatal Hearing Screening Working Party. He is currently chairman of the Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee.

Greg is also a former National President of the Education Commission for the World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf and is Chair of the International Steering Committees of both the Asia-Pacific Congress on Deafness (APCD) and the International Congress on Education of the Deaf (ICED).