Project Staff

Project Manager – Joann Cattlin, Melbourne.

JCattlinBioJoann Cattlin is the Project Manager for the ILETC project. Her role is to coordinate project administration, information management, scheduling of activities and communication with partners and stakeholders. Joann has worked in universities for the last 15 years as a researcher, project manager and librarian. Joann has co-authored a number of articles, book chapter, project reports, conference papers and websites. She is an experienced reference librarian and recently completed a Masters of Information Management (RMIT). She has an interest in information seeking behaviours and communities of practice.

Joann is the main contact for all enquiries regarding the project.

Email:  Phone: +61 3 9035 8694


Research Manager – Dr Marian Mahat, Melbourne.

Marian Mahat is the lead Research Fellow of the ILETC project. As the Research Manager, she oversees all research activities and the dissemination of project findings including the management of Research Fellows and project PhD students. Marian has more than twenty years of professional and academic experience, spanning several Australian universities, the Australian Federal and local governments, the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Leadership and Management, the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (MCSHE), 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 higher education.



 Research Fellow – Dr Terry Byers, Queensland

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Terry Byers is a Research Fellow (part-time), based in Brisbane. His role will be to work closely with schools and project partners in QLD and contributing his quantitative research skills to data collection and analysis. Terry is also Director of Innovation in Learning at the Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in Brisbane, Queensland, where he oversees the work with teachers to understand better their pedagogical practice in technology-enabled contemporary learning environments and how this affects student learning outcomes and gains. Terry’s doctorate from The University of Melbourne was part of  the ‘Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments’ ARC Linkage project focusing on empirical evidence of the impact of innovative learning environments.


Research Fellow – Chris Bradbeer, New Zealand

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Chris Bradbeer is a Research Fellow (part time), based in Auckland, New Zealand. His role will be to work closely with New Zealand schools, facilitate data collection in New Zealand and contribute to case study developments. Chris is also Associate Principal at Stonefields School in Auckland, where he has been involved in developing a vision for teaching and learning, building teacher capacity and having the opportunity to consider ‘what might be possible’ in a new school setting.  He is also currently completing a PhD , in conjunction with the ‘Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments’ ARC Linkage project, focussing on the nature of collaborative teacher practices in Innovative Learning Environments in New Zealand.



Research Assistant – Kirra Liu, Melbourne.

Kirra Liu completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science with a Honours in Neuropsychiatry at the University of Melbourne in 2014. She is currently working as a research assistant on the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project where she provides general research support including data entry, data analyses and report writing, as well as more specialised research support and administrative duties.