Chris Leggett holds  a BSc Economics (honours) degree from the University of London,  an MSc in Personnel Management from the University of Bradford, and a PhD in Industrial Relations from Griffith University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and of the Australian Human Resources Institute, and a longtime member of the Association of Industrial Relations Academice of Australia and New Zealand.

Chris Leggett is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business, Law and Governance at James Cook University where he lectures as a casual staff member on subjects in the Bachelor of Business undergraduate and MBA courses. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Management at the University of South Australia.

Chris Leggett is the book reviews editor of the E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, moderator of the International Employment Relations Network List (IERN-L), a member of the International Advisory Board of the Economic and Labour Relations Review, and co-director of the ADAPT International Bulletin.

Chris Leggett's  research is in the area of international and comparative employment relations, with a focus on industrial relations in East and Southeast Asia, and on which he has published extensively.


  • Professional association with ADAPT, which has a Framework Agreement with James Cook University. ADAPT is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 by Professor Marco Biagi with the aim of promoting studies and research in the field of labour law and industrial relations from an international and comparative perspective. Its purpose is to encourage and implement a new approach to academic research, by establish­ing long-term relationships with other universities and advanced studies institutes, and promoting academic and scientific exchange programs with enterprises, in­stitutions, foundations and associations.
  • International and comparative employment relations
  • Employment Relations Organization Theory Global Business Environment
  • 2014 to 2017 - Adjunct Professor, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2009 to 2015 - Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia (Australia)
  • 2011 to 2014 - Adjunct Professor, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2009 - Guest Lecturer online, Univerity of Illinois (USA)
  • 2008 - Visiting Consultant, Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)
  • 1997 to 2008 - Professor, University of South Australia (Australia)
  • 1994 to 1997 - Professor, central Queensland University (Australia)
  • 1991 to 1994 - Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • 1989 to 1991 - Principal Lecturer, City Polytechnic (Hong Kong)
  • 1986 to 1989 - Lecturer, University of Stirling (United Kingdom)
  • 1980 to 1986 - Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  • 1977 to 1980 - Senior Lecturer, University of Khartoum (Sudan)
  • 1975 to 1977 - Lecturer, University of Technology (Papua New Guinea)
  • 1973 to 1975 - Lecturer, Civil Service College (United Kingdom)
  • 1971 to 1973 - Lecturer, Newcatle Upon Tyne Polytechnic (United Kingdom)
  • 1969 to 1971 - Assistant Lecturer, King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia)
  • 2012 - Distinguished Achievement Award, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Fellow, Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
  • 1993 to 2015 - Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • 2013 to 2015 - Member, International Advisory Board, The Economic and Labour Relations Review (ELRR)

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