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About Dr Leigh Davison

Dr Leigh Davison BE(Mech)(UNSW), BSc(UNSW), PhD(StrucEng)(UNSW)
Leigh is a senior lecturer in the School of Environmental Science and Management. His main academic research and consultancy work has been in the development of ecotechnologies for resource conservation and recovery, specifically in the field of on-site wastewater management, composting toilet design and extension, the use of constructed wetlands for water pollution control and the sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems. Recent projects have explored the use of reed beds, sand filters and other devices to treat a variety of effluent types including landfill leachate, nursery runoff, greywater and municipal wastewater. Outside the university Leigh has been active in the fields of sustainable agriculture and land management and has played a role locally, regionally and nationally in organisations related to organic and bio-dynamic agriculture and permaculture. His main off-campus activities relate to the management of a 100 ha property which supports a small dairy herd and a subsistence agricultural system based on the traditional concept of the mixed organic farm. Approximately 80% of the property is being encouraged to return to its original forested condition. In his capacity as a landholder Leigh has participated in his local Landcare Group, as well as regional catchment and water management committees.


Present Adjunct Fellow, Southern Cross University School of Environmental Science and Engineering

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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3847
Fax: (+61 2) 6621 2669


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Conferences (45)