Ms Leanne Treadwell

Lecturer/Course Coordinator WHS Risk
Work Health & Safety Academic Program
Chemical Engineer
PhD Candidate, University of Wollongong

PHONE: +61 2 4221 8135



  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons), University of NSW (1986)
  • Certificate III, Security Guarding (2000)



Leanne Treadwell is a Chemical Engineer with 35 years’ experience in Heavy Manufacturing industry where she has held a variety of senior management and leadership roles in Health and Safety, Security, Emergency Management and Audit. Her focus has been on the development and application of risk management techniques to a wide variety of industrial applications across Australia and New Zealand.. She has also has extensive experience working and auditing Major Hazard Facilities and the preparation of Safety cases in NSW. Of keen interest to Leanne is the development of risk management tools and techniques that are appropriate for the application and the simplification of systems and tools so that they can be used and understood by all.

Leanne joined the University of Wollongong academic team in 2008 to develop the Risk Management subject. In 2015 she also began teaching the Occupational Health and Safety Management System subject. Her current research interest involves the development and application of risk management tools and techniques to the growing nanotechnology industry. This is an industry that is growing rapidly and the risk perceptions and risk treatments are not easy to quantify.



  • Process Safety Conference, Melbourne 2015, Risk Register Simplification
  • National Security Managers Conference, Sydney 2008, Emergency Response and Preparedness



  • HAS 210 Introduction to WHS Risk Management
  • HAS 320 Introduction to WHS Management Systems
  • HAS 967 Advanced WHS Risk Management



PhD Title – Application of Risk Management Techniques to Nanotechnology

Last reviewed: 14 September, 2016