Professor Greg Leigh AO has been honoured with Hearing Australia’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

Left to Right: Kim Terrell, Managing Director Hearing Australia,, Professor Greg Leigh AO, Director, NextSense Institute, The Hon. Bill Shorten and Elizabeth Crouch AM, Chair Hearing Australia
Left to Right: Kim Terrell, Managing Director, Hearing Australia; Professor Greg Leigh AO, Director, NextSense Institute; The Hon. Bill Shorten; and Elizabeth Crouch AM, Chair, Hearing Australia

Professor Greg Leigh AO has been honoured with ’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of 40-plus years spent furthering hearing research and support in Australia.

Professor Leigh is Conjoint Professor at the School of Education and Centre for Language Sciences, Director of NextSense Institute, and senior leader at NextSense, an Australian Hearing Hub member and works with not-for-profit organisations working with people who are living with hearing and vision loss.

The award was presented by the Hon. Bill Shorten at Hearing Australia’s 75th anniversary celebrations, and recognises Professor Leigh’s contribution to building better research knowledge, education and services for Australians who are deaf and hard of hearing.

His achievements include playing a central role in advocating to establish Australia’s world-leading newborn hearing screening programs, leading the establishment of the Master of Disability Studies (delivered by NextSense in affiliation with the University), and an ongoing commitment to cutting-edge research and mentoring PhD students.