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Leanne Gibbs is a researcher and educator in the School of Education at Charles Sturt University. Leanne’s  expertise lies in the field of leadership, advocacy and public policy in early childhood education. She has a particular interest in the emergence and cultivation of leadership in early childhood organisations and in the complexities and challenges faced by leaders.

Leanne has explored matters related to leadership, quality, and economic and social development in the context of ECE and also investigates initiatives supporting student retention in Early Childhood Teacher Education programs.

Leanne has supervised Doctoral and Honours students and greatly enjoys working in partnership with students to achieve their research goals.

Leanne joined Charles Sturt University in 2022 after an exemplary career within early childhood education. Leanne’s career has comprised the roles of teacher and director within long daycare and pre-school centres, adviser and manager with local, state, and federal governments, manager and leader for national and state professional development programs. As Chief Executive Officer of a sector peak, she led advocacy, professional learning, and competency-based training, publications, and service delivery initiatives.

Leanne is also an author, podcaster, not-for-profit Board Member, and an early childhood education advocate.

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

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