Dr Elyssebeth LeighDirector, FutureSearch
Dr Elyssebeth Leigh has more than 30 years as an educator and learning designer in workplaces and academic settings. As an experienced facilitator of adult learning she has published four books and numerous articles and conference papers on learning and teaching. Much of this work concerns the use of simulation for learning, and research.
Elyssebeth has worked in many countries and in both the public and private sectors in Australia, and her work is characterised by action-oriented and experiential learning for facilitating knowledge acquisition and individual development. As an academic supervisor and research examiner she is familiar with the complexities of planning, creating and completing research work at Masters and Doctoral level.
Elyssebeth has been involved with Simulation Australasia since 2000 as both scientific programs director for SimTecT for some years, and a member of the board for the past five years. She is also a member of the Professional Development Committee and is a member of the team leading the Human Factors Specialist Community.
Dr Leigh recently completed a research project for the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Wollongong in NSW Australia on integrating indigenous ways of knowing and learning into the practice of engineering education, and has been enjoying a short term contract with the University of Aalto in Mikkeli, Finland.