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Robbie Napper

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20072019
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Biography

Robbie Napper is an Industrial Designer, Researcher and Senior Lecturer with the Department of Design at Monash University, and Deputy Director of the Mobility Design Lab. Since joining Monash University in 2007 he has developed expertise in the design and manufacture of public transport vehicles, especially examining themes of modularity, mass customisation, user experience and user-centred design in public transport. From 2011-2013 he led the design and development of Australia’s most widely adopted route bus, the VolgrenOptimus. Robbie is an active member of the US National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board, in the fields of Bus Transit Systems, and Transit Capacity and Quality of Service, and an Associate of Monash University's Public Transport Research Group.

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, Graduate Certificate, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Industrial Design, PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Industrial Design, Bachlor's Degree, First Class Honours, University of Canberra

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Projects 2009 2019

Research Output 2007 2018

Data co-synthesis in developing pubic product service systems

Fridman, I., Napper, R. & Roberts, S., 2018, In : CoDesign: International Journal of Cocreation in Design and the Arts. p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Urban Mobility Design

Coxon, S., Napper, R. & Richardson, M., 2018, 1 ed. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. 230 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

A Review of the Literature on Mitigation Strategies for Vandalism in Rail Environments

Killen, A., Coxon, S. & Napper, R., 2017, Australasian Transport Research Forum 2017 Proceedings. Canberra, ACT, Australia: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Balancing level of service for a battery-electric university intercampus shuttle bus

Napper, R., Fridman, I. & Reynolds, J., 2017, Australasian Transport Research Forum 2017 Proceedings. Canberra, ACT, Australia: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Issues and design factors concerning outer Melbourne bus vehicle design: a literature review

Roberts, S., Napper, R. & Coxon, S., 2017, Australasian Transport Research Forum 2017 Proceedings. Canberra, ACT, Australia: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Membership of industry collaboration/ network

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (VIC) (External organisation)

Robbie Napper (Member)
24 May 20185 Jun 2018

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of industry collaboration/ network