Associate Professor Leanne Piggott

National Education Director

Associate Professor Leanne Piggott joined the Centre for Social Impact in August 2016. She is the national director of the centre’s post-graduate and undergraduate programs and courses and a member of CSI’s executive leadership team.

Before joining CSI Leanne was Director of Business Education at the University of Sydney Business School from 2012 to 2016, and prior to that, she held various senior leadership and management positions throughout the University of Sydney including the Faculty of Economics and Business, The Centre for International Security Studies, and The United States Studies Centre. Leanne’s decades of higher education experience in program development and teaching include expertise in flexible learning (e-Learning) and the achievement of an Australian College of Educators’ National Teaching Award.

In March 2016, Leanne completed the Consulting Affiliate Training Program in Shared Value, and has also participated in systems thinking and design training.

In addition to Leanne’s management and educational expertise she has research interests in the burgeoning field of shared value creation – developing sustainable business models that achieve both social and financial returns - and in how a systems approach can help to understand and address more effectively complex, multi-dimensional and multi-scale problems. Her contribution to knowledge development spans the fields of education, e-learning, international relations, and energy and food security.

Associate Professor Piggott completed her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney in 2002, for which she received a three-year Australian Postgraduate Research Award. In 1990 she completed a Master of Philosophy in Oriental Studies at The University of Oxford, for which she was awarded a two-year Wingate Scholarship from the Wingate Foundation in London. Both Leanne's Master of Arts (Research) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) were completed at The University of Sydney.

Leanne has spoken at various Australian and international conferences, was awarded the Dean's Citation for Teaching in 2015 at The University of Sydney, and the Australian College of Educators' National Teaching Award, 2006. She is a member of the B20 Group and the Association for Sustainability in Business, Australia.

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