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Prof Currie is a renowned international Public Transport research leader and policy advisor with over 30 years experience.  He has published more research papers in leading international peer research journals in this field than any other researcher in the world.  He is founder and Director of the Public Transport Research Group at Monash University which was identified as the 3rd top academic research group in the world in an European independent review of the field in 2015.  In 2016 Professor Currie won both the best paper in the 14th World Conference on Transport Research in Shanghai and the best paper in the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transport Research Board in Washington DC, the largest transport conference in the world.  Professor also won the TRB paper award in 2012 and is the only person to ever win it twice.

Professor Currie is founder of the ‘World Transit Research’ clearinghouse (www.worldtransitresearch.info)  which has consolidated all research in this field into a single accessible source and is now used by over 8,000 towns and cities in over 170 countries worldwide.

Professor Currie has worked for some of the worlds leading Public Transport Operators including London Transport, and he has managed numerous Public Transport research and development projects internationally. Prof  Curries experience spans Project Management, Demand Forecasting, Planning Methods in Public Transport, Regulatory Reviews, Efficiency and Performance Benchmarking, Training, Market Research, Investment Appraisal and Financial and Economic Analysis.   Graham is also a specialist advisor to international agencies on planning transport special events and has worked on all the summer Olympic Games since 1996 and the Hajj pilgrimage in Mekka.  Graham is also employed by international consultants Strategy& PwC as a specialist in public transport but is also employed at Monash University as one of the worlds first Professors in Public Transport.  In this role he aims to develop knowledge and training for the public transport profession on a national and international basis.

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 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

  • Transport
  • Computerised Transport Network Modelling
  • Public Transport Planning & Strategy Development
  • Public Transport Policy and Regulation


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