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Dr Shona Leitch

Position: Senior Lecturer
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Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446532 +61 3 92446532



  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology/Computing), 1997
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, 2005
  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

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Student supervision

2010 - present 

Doctor of Philosophy Student - Mr Vindaya Seedenhara
Research Topic: The use of social media for crisis communication in Australian banks

2009 - present 

Master of Commerce Student – Mr Luke Warburton
Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University
Research Topic: Data security and privacy in Indigenous Organisations


Awards and prizes

2011  Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Teaching Commendation

2010  Vice Chancellor Teaching Excellence Award

2009  Deputy Vice Chancellor Teaching Award 

2005 - 2010  School of Information Systems Teaching Awards


Research grants

2012 - Office of  Learning and Teaching (OLT), Realising the potential: Assessing professional learning through the integration of ePortfolios in Australian business education. AUD 206,000    (with Professor Kim Watty (Project Leader) Deakin University, Assoc Prof Dale Holt, Dr Leanne Ngo and partners Macquarie University and the University of Southern Queensland)

2009 - Faculty of Business and Law – Small Grants in Teaching and Learning ($4,369): Investigation into the use of social networking software to engage and enhance the teaching and learning experience.

2008 -  Faculty of Business and Law –  Small Grants in Teaching and Learning ($8,031):: Student learner’ requirements in online teaching and learning systems



  • Leitch, S. (2011). The Use of Social Networking technologies within a tertiary education environment. Education in a technological world: communicating current and emerging research and technological efforts. Formatex. Edited by A. Mendez- Vilas.
  • Leitch, S. and Warren, M. (2011). The ethics of security of personal information upon Facebook. ICT Ethics and Security in the 21st Century: New Developments and Applications, IGI Global, Edited by Dr. Marian Quigley.
  • Warren, M. and Leitch, S. (2011). Protection of Australia in the Cyber Age. International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism, pp. 35-40.
  • Warren, M. Leitch, S. (2010) ‘Commercial Critical Systems and Critical Infrastructure Protection: A Future Research Agenda’, International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalization (IJLEG). Interscience.
  • Warren, M. and Leitch, S. (2009) Hacker taggers : a new type of hackers, Information systems frontiers, pp. 1-7, Springer Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Warren, M. Leitch, S. (2008) ‘The business impact of security surveys’, Deakin Business Review, Australia.
  • Leitch, S. and Warren, M.J. (2008) 'Analysing Online Teaching and Learning Systems Using MEAD', Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, vol. 4, pp. 259-267.
  • Leitch S and Warren M.J (2003) Designing Systems for E-Commerce, Australian Journal of Information Systems, University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • Leitch S and Warren M.J (2003) A Quality Indicator of Australian E-Business, The E-Business Review, Vol III, International Academy of E-Business, USA.

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