DR Marian Mahat



  • Marian Mahat is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and the Research Manager of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project on innovative learning environments. As the lead Research Fellow and Research Manager of the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project, she oversees all research activities and the dissemination of project findings in this multi-layered project involving 17 education and industry partner organisations across four countries and more than 20 researchers across education and architecture. Additionally, she works with Australian and New Zealand schools to implement a ‘capacity building’ program to support teachers effective use of space as a pedagogical tool. 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. Marian is highly passionate about building capacity and capability of academic staff at universities. She is series editor of the Surviving and Thriving in Academia and book editor of Achieving Academic Promotion published by Emerald. ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6401-7432    


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2016
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2015
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2015
  • SCTGR, University of Melbourne 2014
  • MEd, Monash University 2001
  • BSc (Hons), University of London 1999
  • Dip, Ngee Ann Polytechnic 1995

Awards and honors

  • Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, 2018
  • Teaching Scholarship for Graduate Researchers, The University of Melbourne, 2016
  • Professor John Hay Scholarship, LH Martin Institute, The University of Melbourne, 2013
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, Australian Government, 2013
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Performance by General Staff, Monash University, 2004


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