Dr Leigh Achterbosch

Name Dr Leigh Achterbosch  
Position Title Lecturer
Campus Mt Helen
Room T153
Phone +613 53276312


Research interests

  • Education
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Online Behaviour

Short biography

Leigh started working for the University of Ballarat in 2007 (now known as Federation University Australia) as sessional tutor, and advanced to lecturer in 2014. He is a multimedia and games lecturer within the School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences at Federation University Australia. He completed his PhD in 2015 researching the “Causes, magnitude and implications of griefing in massively multiplayer online role-playing games”. He is very interested in the game designs and behaviours of individuals that contribute towards toxicity in video games.

He is a member of Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO) and of the Technologies for Empowering People for Participation in Society (TEPPS) Programme. TEPPS plans, creates and evaluates assertive technologies for people in need.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology)
  • Bachelor of Computing (Honours) – First Class
  • Bachelor of Information Technology – with Distinction
  • Diploma of Information Technology
  • Diploma of Visual Arts
  • Certificate IV of Information Technology (Multimedia)
  • Certificate IV of Information Technology (Website Design)
  • Certificate IV of Information Technology

Teaching areas

  • Web Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Game Design and Development
  • 3D Modelling and Animation

Extended research profile