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Leigh is a Professor of Oenology and was the Director of the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre from 2016, and Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation from 2019 until the launch of the Gulbali Institute at Charles Sturt University in 2022.  He has an extensive background in analytical chemistry relating to grape and wine analysis, wine production systems and wine microbiology.  Chemometrics and metabolomics are features of Leigh's research and collaborations.  Complex data analysis, metabolomics, rapid methods of assessment using IR and mass spectrometry methods for determining the impact of abiotic and biotic factors upon grapevine and plant performance, berry composition and wine style are some of his research interests.

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Data Integration

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Oenology, PhD, The effects of micro-oxygenation on oak flavour compounds in Shiraz wine, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 01 Dec 2011

University Teaching & Learning, Graduate Certificate University Teaching and Learning, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 01 Dec 2004

Microbiology, Masters of Applied Science (Research), Enterococcus seriolicida: L-forms and Antigen Recognition by Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), University of Tasmania

Award Date: 01 Mar 1996

Clinical biochemistry, haematology, microbiology, Bachelor Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science), University of Tasmania

Award Date: 01 Mar 1991


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