Leigh Quadling-Miernik




Leigh Quadling-Miernik, M.Ed (e-learning), B.Sc, Dip. Teaching, D.T.E.F.L.A., and doctoral candidate, is currently working for the Online Campus as Online Learning Support. She has experience in teaching, teacher training, learning support, programme design and development, and educational management, in both tertiary and English Language education. Her passion is to create better learning opportunities for students and educators. Her motto “whatever gets to goal with integrity” allows differentiation of learning and teaching to occur. Her extensive experience both in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas allows her to build understanding about how learning occurs, sometimes independently of teaching, and the importance of connecting with the students. She has worked with people as young as 3, to 80+ year olds, and no matter how young, what first language spoken or cultural background, she strongly believes in student-centred education.

Her interest lies in supporting educators to develop their knowledge and skills to enhance the teaching-learning experience. Currently in her second year of enrolment in the Doctorate of Professional Practice, her research focuses on professional identity development for tertiary educators.


M.Ed. Master of Education (e-learning), Massey University, 2017

B.Sc. Bachelor of Science, Auckland University, 1991

Dip.Ed. Diploma of Education, Auckland College of Education, 1991

NZCATT (Level 5), Southern Institute of Training, 2019

RSA/Cambridge D.T.E.F.L.A., British Council, Warsaw, 1997

RSA/Cambrdige C.T.E.F.L.A., ALC, Auckland, 1993






Research Outputs



Journal Articles

Quadling-Miernik, L. (2023, November). Building a soundtrack for a doctorate journey: Songs sung while learning reflexivity and criticality. Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Work-based Learning), 5, 88-96. https://doi.org/10.34074/scop.6005010

Quadling-Miernik, L. (2022). Starting the doctorate: learnings from the journey so far. Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Work-Based Learning)3, 78–86. https://doi.org/10.34074/scop.6003011

Quadling-Miernik, L. (2021). Lessons learnt from the 2020 COVID 19 lockdown: A Students’ Online MS Team Project. ATLAANZ Journal5(1), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.26473/atlaanz.2021/002



Quadling-Miernik, L. (2023, October 25-27). Reflections of the first year of the online campus at Yoobee College of Creative Innovation [Conference paper presentation]. Retro-futuristic Visions: Looking Back to Look Forward. The 2nd International Academic Conference of Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, Wellington, New Zealand.

Quadling-Miernik, L. (2023, June 29-30). Learnings from the first year of the Online Campus [Conference paper presentation]. Teaching Excellence Symposium, Otago Polytechnic Te Pukenga, Otago, New Zealand.

Quadling-Miernik, L. (2022, December 14-16). Lessons learnt from the 2020 COVID 19 lockdown: A case study of an online students’ MS Teams project [Conference paper presentation]. Media, Culture, and Society: The Inaugural International Academic Conference of Up Education (Australia and New Zealand), Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, Auckland, New Zealand.



Contribution and Membership

Membership and Affiliations

ATLAANZ (Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand)FLANZ (Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand)



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