Overview

Current Work

Dr Potter is currently team lead of the User and Societal Needs (USN) research group within the Institute of Integrated and Intelligent Systems, and heads up the IDEA Lab (Innovative Design and Emerging Applications). This group explores the application of innovative and emerging technology for the support of society and people. Current projects are working with augmented and virtual reality, wearable technology, innovative interaction devices, and gamification for improving and transforming the customer experience.  

Expertise Keywords

  • Business Analysis
  • Emerging Technology
  • Project Management
  • User Centred Design
  • User Experience
  • User Interface Design

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 33 (Other: 33)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

I am currently a Teaching and Learning champion within the School of ICT, providing consultation, support and advice to my colleagues. My current teaching involves students from second year through to Honours, Masters, and PhD. I have developed skills to support students regardless of their current academic level, both in assisting students who are struggling with the material and in challenging high-achieving students. This has been reflected in student comments in course evaluations, such as “Leigh Ellen would not lecture but motivate us to think and provide real examples and informative information to help us understand the subject matter” (Project Management), and “Leigh-Ellen has more information about project management then I could ever learn in a lifetime. She is happy sharing this information and working with students to provide the best learning outcome under any circumstance. Her teaching style is always positive and enthusiastic making whatever subject matter interesting and informative.” (Industry Project).

In 2015 I was granted the Griffith Award for Academic Excellent for Innovation in Learning Design, the Dean’s Certificate of Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, and was highly commended in the Griffith Sciences Learning and Teaching Citations.
 

Teaching Philosophy

I use my experience in user centred design to create a student centred classroom. I take a reflective approach to learning, using a process of practice, reflection, planning, and implementing. My approach is to empower students to be active learners, and active participants in their own learning journey. I structure my teaching so that theory is provided to students, and they are then supported in learning and applying the theory in a realistic setting. I seek to determine their level of understanding, so that I can fill any gaps and challenge them to reach further. I support them as they apply what they have learned, and structure assessment around independent application. I give them the opportunity to make mistakes, and to revise their work to learn from these mistakes. I provide challenges from industry, to help them build their employability skills. I am a mentor for students preparing themselves as IT professionals.  

Current and Past Courses

  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (3812ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (3812ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Work Integrated Learning (3820ICT_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Work Integrated Learning (3820ICT_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (7812ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (7812ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Work Integrated Learning P1 (7820ICT_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Work Integrated Learning P1 (7820ICT_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Work Integrated Learning P2 (7820ICT_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (3812ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (3812ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (3812ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (3812ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Work Integrated Learning (3820ICT_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Work Integrated Learning (3820ICT_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (7812ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (7812ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (7812ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Agile Business Analysis (7812ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Work Integrated Learning P1 (7820ICT_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Work Integrated Learning P1 (7820ICT_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Work Integrated Learning P2 (7820ICT_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Human Computer Interaction (1805ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • User Interface Design (2505ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • User Interface Design (2505ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • User Interface Design (2505ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • User Interface Design (2505ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • User Interface Design (2505ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • User Interface Design (2505ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (7103ICT)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (7103ICT)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (7103ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (2511ICT)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (2511ICT)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (2511ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (7103ICT)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (7103ICT)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (7103ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (7103ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (2511ICT)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (2511ICT)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (2511ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Business Analysis (2511ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (7621ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Adv Organizational Analysis (6108ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Adv Organizational Analysis (6108ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Industry Project (Part I) (3001ICT_Y1)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Industry Project (Part II) (3001ICT_Y2)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Project Management (2001ICT)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2010.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

I am currently supervising 7 PhD students and 3 honours students in the fields of Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction

Background