DR Terry Byers

DR Terry Byers


  • 120101 (Primary and Secondary School Enviornments)
  • 120304 (Interplay between Digital and Physical Design)
  • 130106 (Secondary Education (all subjects))
  • 130202 (The Impact of Digital and Physical Learning Environments on teacher pedagogy and student learning)
  • 130303 (Learning Analytics and Empirical Evaluation)
  • 130306 (Empirical Evaluation of 1-to-1 Computer Programs)
  • 130313 (Teacher Feedback and Development in Innovative Learning Environments)



  • Terry Byers (PhD, MLI and BEd) is currently the Director of the Centenary Library and Innovation in Learning at the Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in Brisbane, Queensland. He oversees the strategic direction and operation of the Centenary Library and works with teachers to understand better their pedagogical practice in technology-enabled and contemporary learning environments and how this affects learning experiences and outcomes. Terry is also a Research Fellow on the 2016-2019 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change’. He recently completed his PhD dissertation in conjunction with the ‘Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments’ ARC Linkage project focusing on empirical evidence of the impact of innovative learning environments. His thesis, in which he was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award, derived quantitative methods to ascertain the empirical impact of different learning spaces on teachers and students.Terry has been awarded the prestigious Australian Postgraduate Award and the 2014 Australian Microsoft Expert Educator.   


Member of

  • Learning Enviornments Australiasia. Member 2018 -
  • Australian Council for Educational Leaders. Member 2017 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2013-2016 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant 'Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments' 2016-2019 Australian Research Council Linkage Project ‘Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change’   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2016
  • MLI, Queensland University of Technology 2009
  • BEd, Griffith University 2001

Awards and honors

  • 2017 University of Melbourne nominee for the Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research In Education, 2017
  • 2014 Australian Microsoft Expert Educator, 2014
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2014


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • My current research focus centers on educational measurement in the translation of cognitive psychology and digital technology into educational learning environments.