Selby Coxon

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Autonomous Vehicles Passenger Rail Public Transport


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Personal profile


Dr. Selby Coxon is the Director of the Mobility Design Lab hosted by the Department of Design at MADA. He holds a PhD, Masters and Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design. His professional career spans over thirty years working for both the corporate sector; Philips Electronics and Schlumberger and private consultancy; IDC and Anglo Nordic Design in Europe, Scandinavia and Australia. 

His research interests, especially in his current role, concern improvements and far reaching ambitious interventions in the design of mobility, particularly public transport. Research projects undertaken have been for a diverse group of organisations; Metro Trains Melbourne, Yarra Trams, Volgren, Transdev, General Motors and SNCF (the French National Railway). 

Key research themes are: -

The implications of automation and driverless vehicles.

Passenger transport user experience.

Implications of new energy systems on design.

The accessibility of mobility infrastructure.

Capacity and crowding.

Speculative new disruptors to current transport orthodoxy.

Education/Academic qualification


1 Feb 20071 May 2015

Award Date: 1 May 2015

Industrial Design, Masters by Research, MONASH UNIVERSITY

1 Feb 20011 Mar 2004

Award Date: 1 Mar 2004

Industrial Design, Bachelor of Design (Honours), University of Northumbria at Newcastle

1 Sep 19841 Jun 1987

Award Date: 1 Jun 1987

Research area keywords

  • automation and driverless vehicles
  • user experience
  • passenger transport
  • new energy systems
  • mobility infrastructure
  • industrial design
  • Design-based research


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