Stephen is a Professor in Transport Management in the Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies (ITLS) and Director of the Business School Doctoral studies program at the University of Sydney. Prior to joining the University of Sydney in 2004, Stephen held a lectureship in transport at Monash University, Melbourne. Stephen completed his undergraduate training at Leeds, and a Masters at University of Cardiff, before moving overseas to complete a PhD at Louisiana State University in the Year 2000. Stephen has a wide range of transportation-related teaching expertise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has taught courses in traffic engineering, transport planning and policy, strategic transport modelling and Geographic Information Systems, always achieving high levels of student satisfaction. Stephen has also delivered specialised transportation courses and workshops to industry. Stephen’s research interests are focused around the health/environmental/safety impacts of transport, new vehicle technologies including electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles, and innovative travel data collection methods using the latest technologies. He has 125 refereed publications, including 43 in international journals, has held three major ARC grants and successfully graduated 7 PhD students including 4 as primary supervisor. He also provides expert advice and media commentary on a range of transport-related issues and was co-chair of a major international conference on survey methods held in Australia in 2014. From 2014-17, Stephen served as the Business School Doctoral studies program. Under his tenure, the program grew both in numbers and quality of students, as a range of initiatives focused around scholarships, coursework, and pastoral care have been implemented.
The evidence suggests a small investment in cycling infrastructure, combined with less punitive policing, would enable more Australians to escape daily traffic congestion.