Impact of COVID on mobility, place-making, shared mobility models or other interesting and innovative solutions to the ’new normal’
Monday 6 September
Julie Mitchell BE, MBA, MEnvMan, FIEAust, RPEQ, GAICD
Deputy Director-General (Policy, Planning and Investment), Department of Transport and Main Roads
Appointed as Deputy Director-General (Policy, Planning and Investment) March 2018
Champion for Innovation
Registered Professional Engineer, Fellow of Engineers Australia
Public Service Medal Recipient 2018
National Emergency Medal 2019
Julie sets the future direction of the transport system in Queensland. She defines and shapes key strategies,
policies and plans for an integrated transport system that supports the safe and efficient movement of people
and goods, while driving value for the community.
She ensures the investment across road, rail and public transport, active transport, and freight networks
($26.9B over four years) is balanced as part of a single integrated transport network.
Julie is a highly respected leader with over 30 years’ civil engineering experience which covers a broad range of
transport related engineering and leadership roles including Chief Engineer for eight years.
Professor David Hensher PhD FASSA
Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at The University of Sydney
David Hensher is Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at The University of Sydney; a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences; recipient of numerous awards including the 2009 International Association of Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR) Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2006 Engineers Australia Transport Medal; the Smart 2013 Premier Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Management; the 2014 Institute of Transportation Engineers (Australia and New Zealand) Transport Profession Award; and the 2019 John Shaw Medal which honours an industry champion who has made a lasting contribution to Australia's roads. In 2021 an annual prize was established and named in honour of David for best paper in transport demand modelling at the Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF). He has published over 690 papers in leading international transport and economics journals as well as 18 books. He has over 62,000 citations of his contributions in Google scholar. In 2020 David published a book on MaaS: Hensher, D.A., Mulley, C., Ho, C., Nelson, J., Smith, G. and Wong, Y. (2020) Understanding Mobility as a Service (MaaS) - Past, Present and Future.
Professor of Public Transport, Director Public Transport Research Group, Monash University Australia
Prof Currie is a transport research leader/ policy advisor and Directs the Public Transport Research Group (PTRG) at Monash University Australia. In 2015 PTRG was identified as one of the top 3 research groups in the world in this area. Graham has published more research papers in leading peer journals in this field than any other researcher. He is Chair of the Light Rail Transit Committee at US Transportation Research Board and a Board member of the Singapore LTA Research Advisory Board and the Swedish Centre for Research on Public Transport. He has won numerous research prizes including best research paper; 14th World Conference on Transport Research in Shanghai, he has won the William W Millar prize for best research paper at the TRB conference twice, the only person ever to do so. Graham is an elected fellow of the Academy of Technology Science and Engineering. In 2020 he was presented with the Transport Medal for outstanding contributions to transport by Engineers Australia. In 2021 he received a special commendation for Promoting Industry Engagement in Graduate Research, at the Australian Council of Graduate Research, National Awards.
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