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Dr David Leith

Adjunct Academic

Contact Information Mobile: 0411 229 233, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley,
Staff Member Details
Mobile: 0411 229 233
Campus: Mount Lawley  


David is an Adjunct Academic at the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Bachelor of Law, The University of Western Australia.
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of New England.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2004.


Recent Research Grants

  • An ethnographic investigation into the everyday work and communication cultures of public transport transit guards: reducing risk and injury,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (APAI),  2006 - 2011,  $276,457.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Teague, C., Leith, D., Green, L., (2013), Symbolic interactionism in safety communication in the workplace. 40th Anniversary of Studies in Symbolic Interactionism, 40(20), 175-199, London, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/S0163-2396(2013)0000040011.

Conference Publications

  • Jaunzems, K., Green, L., Leith, D., Teague, C., (2017), Ethnographic insights into safety communication for frontline workers. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2017 - Communication Worlds: Access, Voice, Diversity, Engagement, 13p., Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Reducing Risk And Injury To Transit Officers
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