Dr Marian Mahat is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She has more than twenty years of professional and academic experience, spanning several universities, the Australian Federal and local governments, as well as the private sector. Her research focuses on learning environments, with an emphasis on co-designing curriculum and pedagogy, teacher-led inquiry, and professional development of teachers across different educational contexts. Drawing on innovative quantitative and qualitative methodologies and interdisciplinary collaboration, she has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reports, and secured over $AUD1.3M in external research funding. She was the lead Research Fellow and Research Manager of the AUD$2M Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change project. She also leads a series of micro-credentials on Leading Change in Learning Environments. Marian is highly passionate about building capacity and capability of academic staff at universities. In addition to her research leadership in learning environments, she is series editor of the Surviving and Thriving in Academia and book editor of Achieving Academic Promotion and Women Thriving in Academia published by Emerald.