Home to some of Australia’s and the world’s leading academics in their fields, our researchers have expertise in:
- Transport economics and transport strategy and policy
- Discrete choice analysis (including process heuristics, nonlinear choice models, group choice making and willingness to pay heterogeneity)
- Stated choice and preference studies
- Theory and application related to project appraisal (both new infrastructure and management of existing infrastructure)
- Development of integrated strategic transport and land use/location model systems
- Digital disruption in transport services, including intelligent mobility/a> and emerging transport technologies
- Road pricing reform
- Supply chain management
- Global freight logistics management
- Airline strategy and supply chains
- Data analytics and modelling
- Ports and maritime logistics
- Transport network modelling
- Traffic engineering
- Transport planning and traffic management methodologies
- Impact of public transport crowding on travel behaviour
- Community transport
- Digital transformation
- Sustainable transport operations
- Travel survey methods
- Valuing travel time savings, travel time variability (reliability), crowding and safety
- The connections between health and public transport
- Text mining (including machine learning approaches)
- Data-driven optimisation
- Community transport
- Impact of COVID-19 on the performance of the transport network with particular reference to working from home and working near home
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Below is a selection of projects in which the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies has been involved. It includes project overviews, project outcomes, and PhD projects.
For all iMOVE projects visit the List of iMOVE projects page.
MaaS blueprint design for regional towns and rural hinterlands
This project’s objective is to design a blueprint for future MaaS initiatives in a regional towns and rural hinterlands (RTRH) setting, drawing on experience in the Sydney MaaS trial, international evidence, and new data specifically collected with all stakeholders in the RTRH environment.
This project will examine the benefits and drawbacks of working from home (WFH) for different groups in the community and from the perspectives of both employees and employers. It will identify the impacts of different WFH arrangements on productivity, transport, health and wellbeing. We will develop recommendations for policy and practice that can be used by government and industry to encourage the continuation and greater adoption of different WFH arrangements during and after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
See more articles and projects in this area at our Working from Home page.
Building trust and collaboration among MaaS stakeholders
This PhD project will, at its conclusion, demonstrate how the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders impact building a collaborative MaaS environment.
Promoting sustainable university travel choices
This project will conduct a rapid review of the staff and student travel plan literature, the review of selected return to campus plans and sustainable travel plans and existing Transport for NSW Travel Plan Toolkit materials; conduct surveys of staff and students travel behaviour in the light of modified study and work modes across selected University of Sydney (USYD) campuses; and develop a University Travel Choices implementation plan for the USYD campuses.
Co-modality: Could it mitigate the freight load in Sydney?
Details from the final report for the Co-modality: Making use of public transport to carry freight project. Within the context of Sydney’s CBD, this project investigated the potential for moving freight within urban areas utilising latent capacity on public transport without disrupting passenger service levels, and the role of public transport station services, with a particular focus on how to move goods through stations. The final report is downloadable from this link.
Sydney MaaS trial: Design, implementation, lessons, the future
The MaaS trial in Sydney project ran from April 2019 to April 2021. A final report on the project has been released, and that report is downloadable at this link.
Implementation of sustainable transport policies
Implementing sustainable transport options is known to be a challenging problem, and this PhD project will explore a number of sustainable transport modes.
Key research staff
- Professor David Hensher – Professor of Management, Founding Director, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies
BCom(Hons) PhD UNSW; FASSA; FCIT; FAITPM; CompIEAust; MAPA
- Professor Rico Merkert – Deputy Director and Chair in Transport and Supply Chain Management
PhD Leeds MSc TU Berlin/NHH Bergen
- Professor Matthew Beck – Professor of Decision Making and Choice
BEc(Hons) MPhil PhD Sydney
- Professor Michael Bell – Professor of Ports and Maritime Logistics
BA Cantab, MSc, PhD, FIHT, FICE, FTRF, MCILT
- Professor Michiel Bliemer – Professor of Transport Network Modelling
MSc RUG PhD Delft
- Professor Ben Fahimnia – Professor of Decision Sciences
GradCert (UniSA); MEng (UniSA); PhD (UniSA)
- Professor Stephen Greaves – Professor in Transport Management
BA (Hons) Leeds MSc Wales PhD LSU
- Professor John Nelson – Chair in Public Transport
BA (Liverpool), PGCE (Durham), PhD (Newcastle), FIHT, FRGS
- Professor Corinne Mulley – Professor Emerita
BA(Hons) Nott MSc Phd Lond, FCILT
- Dr Andrew Collins – Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
BSc BA UNSW PhD Sydney
- Dr Chinh Ho – Senior Lecturer in Spatial Analytics and Logistics
BE (Hons) HCMUT; ME Nagoya; PhD Sydney
iMOVE interviews and articles
Below is a selection of interviews we’ve conducted with Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies staff, as well as articles ITLS has written for/provided us. For the complete list of ITLS content on the iMOVE website visit the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies tag page.
David Hensher: Transport economist
An interview with David Hensher, Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at The University of Sydney Business School. He was going to be a macroeconomist, but instead has made moves in the transport and mobility sector since the 1970s.
See all the iMOVE articles written by Professor David Hensher.
John Nelson: Public transport planning, policy, strategy
John Nelson is the Chair in Public Transport at the University of Sydney’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies. In this interview we cover John’s teaching history, how he came to specialise in transport, and what transport technologies and shifts he is looking forward to.
New transport technologies and business models versus traffic congestion
Links to a series of six articles written by Professor David Hensher, on various topics, tactics, and thoughts regarding traffic congestion and new technologies.
David Hensher on COVID-19 and transport
iMOVE asks Professor David Hensher, Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at The University of Sydney Business School, his thoughts on just how COVID-19 is having an impact on transport, both now and in the future.