Marian Mahat is a Senior Research Fellow within the Learning Environments Applied Research Network at the University of Melbourne. As the lead research fellow and research manager of the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project (ARC Linkage Project) she oversees all research activities and the dissemination of project findings including the management of Research Fellows and graduate researchers. Marian has more than twenty years of professional and academic experience, spanning several Australian universities, the Australian Federal and local governments, as well as the private sector. Highly proficient in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, she has worked on collaborative projects, written numerous publications and presented in conferences in education. Her research focus is in student learning and outcomes in different learning and teaching contexts.