Dr Leigh Burrows is Director of the Flinders University Mindfulness Special Interest Group. In her teaching, research, professional learning provision, consultancy and counselling she is particularly interested in 'safeguarding' mindfulness so its potential benefits are available to all students in schools and university including the most vulnerable. She has published in the area of mindfulness, professional learning, spiritual and emotional wellbeing, inclusion, trauma and holistic approaches to working with vulnerable young people with learning and emotional difficulties and their parents. Her research draws on phenomenological, heuristic, case study, organic and narrative methodologies.
Leigh is registered as a teacher in South Australia
Leigh's teaching interests include wellbeing, spirituality, mindfulness, autism, trauma, holistic and alternative education and school relationships. She enjoys teaching in intensive formats and aims to bring a holistic approach that includes head, heart and body in her teaching.
Leigh regularly presents professional learning workshops in the areas of mindfulness, staff and student wellbeing, students with special needs including trauma-related conditions and classroom management.
Leigh also provides case based consultancy to government and independent schools in relation to young people with complex learning and emotional difficulties.