Greg Leigh

Bio Prof. Greg Leigh is Director of NextSense Institute (a center for research and professional education operated by NextSense in affiliation with Macquarie University) and conjointly Professor of Education and Disability Studies in Macquarie School of Education. He holds degrees in Special Education from Griffith University (BEd); Speech and Hearing Science (MSc) from Washington University (Central Institute for the Deaf) in the USA; and Psychology and Special Education Special Education (PhD) from Monash University. In 2001 he was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and in 2014 he was invested as an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) “for distinguished service to the deaf and hard of hearing community, particularly children, through education, research, public policy development and specialist services”.  His research interests relate to early identification and early intervention for deaf and hard of hearing children. He has served on numerous Australian Government consultative committees and is currently Chairman of the Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee. He is a former National President of the Education Commission for the World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf and 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).