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Transport Research Network Research Theme

Thursday 14 November 2019 9:53am

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Transport Research Network Research Theme

Transport Research Network (TRN) is network of researchers from across the University of Otago as well as national and international collaborators. TRN has been active in supporting research activities (such as symposia and research seminars) and facilitating networking and research dissemination to stakeholders since 2016, and became an endorsed University of Otago Research Theme in 2020.

The theme PIs have strong transport research record in areas of active transport, road safety, licensing policy, road user behaviour and training, land use and transport planning, low carbon tourist transportation, transport, energy and sustainability transitions, and transport and Hauora Māori. Current University of Otago transport research strengths include several funded high profile research projects and programmes:

To sign up for TRN Research Theme Membership follow the link TRN Membership.

To contact the TRN administrator email transport.research@otago.ac.nz

Vision
Transport Research Network’s vision is to become New Zealand’s leading interdisciplinary and cross-sector transport research network.

Goals
Specific goals of the Transport Research Network Research Theme include:
a) Establishing a strong national hub of cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary transport-related research;
b) Building transport research capacity and capability within the University of Otago;
c) Creating a hub that connects University of Otago researchers and transport sector practitioners; and
d) Becoming the key provider of research that informs evidence-based policy development in the transport sector.

Activities
Activities include growing transport research projects and research capacity at the University of Otago, a leadership role in connecting professionals from different sectors, contributing to evidence-based policy development and attracting high-profile transport researchers to Otago.

TRN Steering Group (280)Steering Group

  • Dr Vanessa Beanland, Department of Psychology (Director)
  • Dr Rebecca McLean, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine 
  • Dr Angela Curl, Department of Population Health
  • Dr James Berghan, School of Surveying
  • Mr Mohammad Luftur Rahman, School of Surveying  (Graduate Student member)
  • Mrs Kimberley King, Centre for Sustainability (Administrator)

Advisory Board Members

  • Cr Alexa Forbes, Otago Regional Council, Dunedin
  • Andrew Jackson, Consulting Jackson Ltd., Wellington
  • Sandy Fong,  Ministry of Transport, Wellington
  • Professor Simon Kingham, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • Steve Riley, Ministry of Transport, Wellington

TRN Member Otago Researchers

  • Dr Alexandra Macmillan, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin
  • Dr Angela Curl, Department of Population Health, University of Otago, Christchurch
  •  Associate Professor Caroline Shaw, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington
  • Dr Christina Ergler, Department of Geography, University of Otago, Dunedin
  • Dr James Berghan, School of Surveying, University of Otago, Dunedin
  • Dr James Higham, Department of Tourism, University of Otago, Dunedin
  • Associate Professor Lincoln Wood, Department of Marketing, University of Otago, Dunedin
  • Associate Professor Michael Keall, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington
  • Dr Rebecca McLean, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin
  • Dr Vanessa Beanland, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin

Current New Zealand Collaborators

  • Christina McKerchar, University of Otago
  • Dr Dan Exeter, University of Auckland
  • Dr Helen Fitt, Lincoln University
  • Dr Janine Winters, University of Otago
  • Professor Emeritus Jennie Connor, University of Otago
  • Associate Professor Joanne Taylor, Massey University
  • Professor Karen Witten, Massey University
  • Associate Professor Melody Smith, University of Auckland
  • Professor Ngaire Kerse, University of Auckland
  • Professor Samuel Charlton, University of Waikato
  • Adjunct Professor Sandy Mandic, Auckland University of Technology
  • Professor Simon Kingham, University of Canterbury
  • Professor Sue Crengle, University of Otago
  • Dr Trudie Walters, University of Otago

Current International Collaborators

  • Anna-Lena van der Vlugt, Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Dortmund, Germany
  • Associate Professor Charles Musselwhite, Swansea University, United Kingdom
  • Professor Emeritus Jean Shope, University of Michigan, United States
  • Professor Jennifer Mindell, UCL (University College London), United Kingdom
  • Dr Lyndel Bates, Griffith University, Australia

Current Research Students

  •  Mohammad Luftur Rahman, PhD student, University of Otago, Dunedin
  • Nicki Williams, University of Otago, Christchurch

Administrator

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