Leah Page

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Leah Page

PhD Candidate

Room 520 , Hytten Hall

+614 3845 4260 (phone)

Leah has a background in marine ecology and many years' experience as a project manager and consultant; delivery community education; producing information products; and supporting and empowering local communities to participate in coastal management.


For over 10 years Leah has been providing support to local Coastcare volunteers and raising awareness about coastal issues with the broader community, in particular through her volunteer and professional involvement the Southern Coastcare Association of Tasmania. Through her varied roles in Tasmanian Government and her ongoing work as a private consultant, Leah delivers coastal management outcomes and education in collaboration with stakeholders and communities; and develops education resources and communication products. Leah developed a broader interest in sustainability, education and social research through coordinating the Fairer World Festival with the Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning. Leah is currently undertaking PhD research into marine litter education in Tasmania and has recently commenced work as a sessional tutor in the Faculty of Education in the area of sustainability education.

Career summary


  • Honours (BSc.) (1997), 'The vision and behaviour of a box jellyfish Carybdea rastonii', The Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
  • BSc (1996), The Flinders University of South Australia, Australia


Professional practice

  • Member of the Tasmanian Education for Sustainability Community of Practice.
  • Member of the Faculty of Education HDR Committee.

Administrative expertise

Managing, regional and state-wide community and coastal management projects through varied roles in the not for profit sector and within State Government.


Coast and marine management, sustainability education, environmental education.

Teaching expertise

Experience delivering community education on coastal and marine themes to a wide range of audiences. Recently commenced tutoring pre-service teachers in sustainability education.

Teaching responsibility

Online sessional tutor for ESP221 Education for Sustainability across the Curriculum.

This unit provides students with a broad introduction to education for sustainability and explores the place of sustainability as a cross-curricular priority in the Australian Curriculum.

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  • Communities of Practice
  • Participatory Action Research

Research Themes

Participatory, collaborative methods exploring education practice, shared learning and transformation informed by context and tacit knowledge within the theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability.

Current projects

PhD research, performed with a collective of coastal stakeholders sharing knowledge and experience to imagine future education for marine litter in Tasmania that is inclusive, innovative, strategic and sustainable.

Leah’s research is conducted within the Faculty of Education and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania and supported by the Alcorso Foundation and Bookend Trust.

Fields of Research

  • Natural resource management (410406)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Continuing and community education (390301)
  • Specialist studies in education (390499)

Research Objectives

  • Equity and access to education (160201)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
  • Coastal and estuarine systems and management (180299)


Total publications


Journal Article

(2 outputs)
2021Beasy K, Page L, 'Exploring food cultures through art: meeting people where they are at', Education, Language and Sociology Research, 2, (3) pp. 47-62. ISSN 2690-3644 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.22158/elsr.v2n3p47 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Beasy K


2016Beasy K, Page L, Emery S, Ayre I, 'Evolution or Revolution in EE/ES research? A collaborative dialogue from first-year PhD students', Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 32, (1) pp. 11-16. ISSN 0814-0626 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1017/aee.2016.3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Beasy K; Emery S; Ayre I



(2 outputs)
2013Page LB, Thorp V, 'Coastcare Handbook of Tasmania: Communities caring for the coast', Southern Coastcare Association of Tasmania, Australia, pp. 354. ISBN 978-0-9875731-1-7 (2013) [Edited Book]

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2010Page L, Thorp V, 'Tasmanian Coastal Works Manual: A best practice management guide for changing coastlines', Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment - Tasmania, Australia, pp. 428. ISBN 978-0-7246-6559-4 (2010) [Authored Other Book]

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
2018Murphy C, Beasy K, Mainsbridge C, Page L, Reaburn R, et al., 'Exploring academic staffs' self-perception about supporting diverse learners', Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), 2-6 December 2018, University of Sydney, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Murphy C; Beasy K; Mainsbridge C; Reaburn R; Stanford S


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Alcorso Foundation Inc Top-up Scholarship (Leah Page) (2013 - 2015)$24,000
Top up Scholarship awarded to Leah Page through a partnership project, Tasmanian Coastal Waste and Marine Debris between Alcorso Foundation and the Bookend Trust.
ALCORSO Foundation Inc ($24,000)
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hill AM; Page LB
2013 - 2015