Alexa Delbosc


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The ways and reasons that people travel depend largely on who they are: young adults, new parents, people of different ethnic backgrounds ... we all have different needs and constraints. I have several ongoing research projects exploring different aspects of travel behaviour for different groups in Australia's diverse population. But there is so much more we have to learn. If you've ever asked yourself 'why do people choose to drive / cycle / buy a car / use public transport?', come speak to me about your questions and we'll see if we can find some answers.


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Alexa Delbosc is utilising her passion in social sciences to research the impact that the transport system has on society.

Alexa is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Transport Studies, Faculty of Civil Engineering at Monash University. After graduating from Harvard with a Masters in social psychology, Alexa wanted to apply her social science research skills to solve real-world problems.  Her research has covered such topics as the impact of transport on psychological well-being, understanding the psychology of fare evasion and exploring the changing mobility of the millennial generation.  This last project has earned her a prestigious Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council.

The intersection between transport engineering and social science is an emerging but very important frontier in transport research. The benefits of Alexa's research are immeasurable, as she is able to directly inform transport policy and planning; cultivating strong industry and government contacts.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • driver licensing
  • millennials
  • public transport
  • well-Being
  • social exclusion
  • transport disadvantage
  • transport policy

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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