Guy Leedon

Guy Leedon


Research School of Management

PhD Candidate
Research areas
  • Environmentally sustainable business management and marketing
  • Sustainable food and agriculture, particularly in relation to environmental impacts
  • Cross-cultural perspectives on sustainability
  • Industry perspectives on food and wine
  • Branding and experience design

Guy Leedon is a PhD Candidate in the Research School of Management and visiting researcher at the UMR CESAER (INRA/AgroSup Dijon/Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté). His research examines sustainable businesses in agri-food contexts. At present, Guy is investigating the influence of the idea of terroir on sustainability in the French, Australian and Chinese wine industries, to inform business and policy decisions. Pre-PhD, Guy worked in digital design, government and management consulting.

Research publications

  • Yin, D., Roderick M.L. & Leech, G. (2014), “The contribution of reduction in evaporative cooling to higher surface air temperatures
    during drought”, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 41, no. 22, pp. 7891–7897
  • Contributed to: NHMRC (2014), National Dementia Research and Translation Priority Setting Framework
  • Leech, G. (2013), “Classification of arid and semi-arid areas: a case study from Western Australia”, ANU Undergraduate Research Journal, vol. 5, pp. 79–99
  • Contributed to: Department of Climate Change (2013), Climate Adaptation Outlook

Research grants and awards

  • Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship - $81,000
  • Wine Australia PhD Scholarship - $55,000
  • Australian Government Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship - $30,000
  • French Government Eiffel Fellowship - €7,000
  • Multiple other small grants


  • 2019 - Convenor -Managing for Sustainability (Postgraduate)
  • 2017-2018 - Guest Lecturer - Various 1st to 3rd year sustainability courses
  • 2017 - Tutor - Science and Public Awareness
  • 2014-2015 - Guest Lecturer - Centre for the Public Awareness of Science
  • 2013-2014 - Tutor - Various 1st and 2nd year undergraduate courses