Leonie Baptiste







Ms. Leonie Baptiste

Designation: Lecturer

Department: PNG Studies & International Relations      

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences


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Tel: (675) 4222937  Ext: 896
(675) 422 1870


Location: Postgraduate & Research/ Rm 18

Research interest:

Her research interests lie in the area of PNG customs (cultural traditions and practices), gender and English language proficiency. 

Research Profile:

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Leonie Baptiste works at the Divine Word University (DWU) as lecturer in the Department of PNG Studies and International Relations. After achieving her Bachelor of Arts (PNG studies) in 2007 she, for the first 6 years worked in administration as the executive assistant and research officer to the President of DWU before moving towards a career in academia.

Whilst working in administration at DWU, Leonie managed to complete and graduate with a Master of Educational Leadership and also achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning.

From 2015 – 2016, she was also successful in completing and achieving a second Master of Studies degree focusing on Social Research and

Demography at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

Leonie has a passion for the subject of history and social science research methodology, she is currently teaching: Ancient history of the South Pacific, Papua New Guinea history and PNG colonial history. Apart from her passion, she also teaches literature and methodology; which is a study skills unit offered to first year students in her department and faculty. She also assists with units that are multidisciplinary such as Human Resource Management and developmental studies.

With reference to research activities, Leonie has recently been part of a team of domestic election observers working under the Australian National University who for a month participated in observing and interviewing PNG citizens during the pre-polling, polling and post-polling stages during PNG’s 2017 National general elections.

Research Projects:


Madang Campus

Divine Word University,

Allotment Portion 7,

Section Milinch Kranket,

Nabasa Road,

P.O Box 483,
Madang 511, Madang,
Papua New Guinea

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 424 1800
       (+675) 422 2937
       (+675) 7111 0002

Port Moresby Campus

DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741


Wewak Campus

St. Benedict’s campus,
PO Box 542
Kaindi, Wewak, ESP 531

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 456 2327
       (+675) 456 3243

Fax: (+675) 456 2331


Rabaul Campus

c/- OLSH Kabaleo
P.O. Box 138
Kokopo, ENB 613

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 982 8213
Fax: (+675) 982 8339


Tabubil Campus

c/- DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131


Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741

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