Robbie Napper

Assoc Professor

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Robbie is an industrial designer, whose aim is to make sustainable transport the easiest choice to make. He pursues this goal by designing innovative vehicles and transport systems, studying a cross section of the built environment including bicycles, buses, the road rules, and how people use mobility systems. Robbie's research outputs span practice and theory, from innovative vehicles and parking, to novel studies on the transition to sustainable modes of transport. He has created novel ways of studying bicycle use and guiding industry through the transition to renewables. Robbie is an active member of the US National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board: Bus Transit Systems and an Associate of Monash University's Public Transport Research Group. He rides all kinds of bicycles.

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, Graduate Certificate, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 26 Apr 2012

Industrial Design, PhD, Designing Route Buses: From Bespoke to Mass Customisation, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 17 Apr 2011

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


Award Date: 17 Dec 2004

Research area keywords

  • mobility
  • bicycle
  • design
  • public transport
  • transport
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Bicycle Safety

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