LEaRN functions through the dedicated contributions of many different people in a wide variety of roles. Our team of staff are supported by a Steering Committee, which provides guidance and acts as our governing body. We are also supported by our industry Partners and our Graduate Researchers, whose invaluable input provides direction and inspiration for research towards creating meaningful change in design for learning.

LEaRN Executive Group

The LEaRN Executive Group governs the activities of LEaRN in response to research needs communicated by our Partners. The Executive values applied research that is both collaborative and interdisciplinary. Its members include:

LEaRN Staff

LEaRN is powered by a small team of academic, research and administrative staff, together with collaborators, based at the University of Melbourne. They include:

LEaRN Graduate Researchers

LEaRN supports a number of Graduate Researchers undertaking PhD or Masters studies in learning environments. Collectively, their work crosses a diverse range of topics which contribute to our evolving understanding of how to design, build and use learning environments.

LEaRN Past Members

LEaRN would like to acknowledge the contributions and support of the following people who have worked to shape and grow our network in an executive or staff capacity.

Past executive members include:

  • Prof Tom Kvan, Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning
  • Prof Julie Bines, Deputy Head, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences
  • Dr Dianne Chambers, Assistant Dean (Learning Technologies) & Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Prof Geoff McColl, Head of the Melbourne Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Science

Past staff members include:

  • Dr Terry Byers, ILETC Research Fellow, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
  • Dr Philippa Soccio, LEaRN Research Fellow, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
  • Isabella Bower, Research Coordination and Communication Officer, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
  • Lachlan Stewart, ILETC Research Assistant, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Kirra Liu, Research Assistant, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Roz Mountain, Research Assistant, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning
  • Heather Mitcheltree, Project & Research Manager, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

LEaRN has also mentored a number of Research Higher Degree students through their studies who have made valuable contributions to the network. These include:

  • Leanne Rose-Munroe, M.Ed (Research) Completed, LEaRN Affiliated Researcher
  • Sarah Healy, LEaRN Affiliated Researcher, Satellite PhD Candidate