Overview

Current Work

I am a full-time Principal Research Fellow in the Cities Research Institute at Griffith University. I am the Griffith University Chair for the Transport Academic Partnership coordinating the delivery of a work program for the Queensland transport agencies. This collaboration is funded by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Motor Accident Insurance Commission and involves Griffith, UQ and QUT. My main research activities involve an Australia Research Council - Linkage Project on value capture funding and financing of public transport and a series of studies with my PhDs and Post-Docs on transport and equity, public transport, cycling and walking.

I also coordinate the Griffith Transport Research team. I am very proud that our team has helped Griffith University be ranked in the top 100 universities in the world in the field of transportation science and technology in the latest Shanghai Rankings.
 

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Expertise Keywords

  • ferries
  • public transport
  • transport and land use
  • transport policy
  • travel behaviour
  • urban planning

Subject Area Codes

  • Transport Planning
  • Urban Analysis and Development
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Country Affiliations

  • China
  • Indonesia

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 116 (Other: 116)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

Under the rules of my Future Fellowship I am unable to do much teaching. I provide only four lectures on transport, urban culture, urban structure and infrastructure planning for our main introductory urban studies course at present.  

Current and Past Courses

  • Project Proposal for Honours (4029ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Understanding Aust Cities (1037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Project Proposal for Honours (4029ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Understanding Aust Cities (1037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Understanding Aust Cities (1037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Understanding Aust Cities (1037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Understanding Aust Cities (1037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Understanding Aust Cities (1037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Understanding Aust Cities (1037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Understanding Aust Cities (1037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Understanding Aust Cities (1037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Understanding Aust Cities (1037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Convenor, Print Materials, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Teacher, Print Materials, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Convenor, Print Materials, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Teacher, Print Materials, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037EVP)
    Convenor, Print Materials, Other Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037EVP)
    Teacher, Print Materials, Other Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Convenor, Print Materials, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Teacher, Print Materials, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Convenor, Print Materials, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Teacher, Print Materials, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (7087ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (4037ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (4037EVP)
    Convenor, Print Materials, Other Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Transport Planning (4037EVP)
    Teacher, Print Materials, Other Campus, Semester 2, 2010.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

Current supervision of PhD students is as follows. Conferred and awaiting graduation: Andre Brits. Principal supervisor: Michael Tanko, Abraham Leung, Nowar Raad, Sima Vaez. Co-supervisor: Yulia Dewita. Associate supervisor: Wendy London. I will only be able to take on new PhD students commencing mid-late 2017.

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, University of Queensland 1999 - 2005
  • BPlgDes Bachelor of Planning and Design, University of Melbourne 1997

Awards and Honours

  • 2018 Outstanding Paper Award, Standing Committee on Pedestrians, Transportation Research Board of the US National Academy of Sciences 2018 -
  • 'Excellence in a Research Team' to the team I led - Griffith Transport Research, Griffith Sciences 2015 - 2015
  • Mid- or Senior Career Researcher of the Year, Griffith Sciences 2013 - 2013
  • Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Thesis – University of Queensland, University of Queensland 2005 - 2005
  • Endeavour Award (Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship)., Australian Government and Cheung Kong Holdings 2011 - 2011
  • Future Fellowship, Australian Research Council 2012 - 2016

Visiting appointments

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Tongji University 2011 -

Editorial roles

  • Member - Scientific Committee, Australasian Transport Research Forum 2016 -
  • Member - International Developments in Light Rail Sub-committee, Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the US National Academy of Sciences 2014 -
  • Member - International Scientific Committee (ISC-EASTS), Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies 2013 -

External advisory roles

  • Member - South East Queensland Fares Review Taskforce, Queensland Government 2015 - 2016
  • Council member, Queensland Bicycle Council 2012 - 2013
  • Member - National Physical Activity Committee, National Heart Foundation of Australia 2012 -

Professional memberships

  • UDAL Member, Urban Design Alliance 2011 -
  • PedBikeTrans Member and Former President, Pedestrian and Bicycle Transport Institute of Australasia 2004 -