Leonie Lockstone-Binney

Associate Dean (Research), William Angliss Institute

Associate Professor Leonie Lockstone-Binney is Associate Dean (Research) at William Angliss Institute, Melbourne. Until recently, Leonie was Discipline Group Leader of the Tourism, Hospitality, Music and Events Group at Victoria University, where commencing as Lecturer in 2006, she was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. Building on her PhD study of the management of volunteers and paid staff in the cultural tourism sector, Leonie’s main area of research expertise since 2000 relates to volunteering, with a particular focus on event and tourism settings. Consolidating on her reputation in the field, Leonie has published her work in several top-tier journals including Leisure Sciences, Tourism Analysis, Journal of Travel Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Tourism Research and Leisure Studies. Leonie continues to collaborate on projects with leading researchers from Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Currently Leonie is Chief Investigator on a prestigious Australian Research Council Linkage Projects grant investigating how volunteering can be sustained in Australia and is leading a project funded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) examining the legacy of the Sydney 2000 and London 2012 Olympic Games in terms of lasting impact on the volunteer management infrastructure in those host cities. Further attesting to the relevance of her research on volunteering, its outcomes have been applied to shaping volunteering policy for a number of local government organisations (City of Melbourne, City of Wyndham) and for industry partners including the Melbourne Museum, the National Museum of Australia and Victoria's Department of Sustainability. Leonie is currently First Vice-chair of the Council of Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), having served previously as Treasurer of the association, and also serves as Director on the Board of Victoria's peak body for promoting volunteering, Volunteering Victoria.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Event Management, Victoria University


  • 2005 
    Victoria University, PhD/Tourism