Geoffrey Clifton

Geoffrey Clifton

BEcon Hons QLD PhD Sydney
Lecturer in Transport and Logistics Management

Rm 203
H73 - 378 Abercrombie Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 (0)2 9114 1881
Fax +61 2 9114 1863
geoffrey.clifton@sydney.edu.au
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Bio

Geoffrey is a Lecturer in Transport Management and holds a Bachelor of Economics with first class Honours in Economic Statistics from the University of Queensland and a PhD from the University of Sydney. Geoffrey began teaching at the University of Queensland in 1998 and has held a number of teaching roles at ITLS since 2004. He is currently the Program Director for the Master of Transport Management and the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the Postgraduate Discipline Coordinator for the Transport, Infrastructure, Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialisations in the Master of Commerce. He is the unit coordinator for the foundation quantitative unit for logistics, infrastructure and transport students and teaches into the foundation unit for the Master of Transport Management.

Geoffrey’s research focuses on issues in public transport, in particular the challenge to grow public transport patronage in lower density areas and the ways public transport acts as a barrier and facilitator for mainstream employment for people with intellectual disabilities. Geoffrey’s PhD thesis focussed on the impact that frequency and connectivity have on the demand for bus services along ‘Strategic Bus Corridors’. Other research projects in ITLS have focussed on the use of stated choice methods and optimal pricing theories as tools to support the development of public transport outcomes that are both socially optimal as well as financially viable to operators in the presence of optimal subsidy payments. Geoffrey has also undertaken research on quantifying the benefits of large transport infrastructure investments in terms of travel times and reforming the fare structure.

Prior to joining ITLS, Geoffrey worked for three years at the Reserve Bank of Australia in Sydney in the Financial System Stability Department and has also worked as a consultant to the aviation, maritime, rail, taxi and bus industries. Geoffrey has also consulted on transport needs of diverse groups such as major sporting events, hotels and charities.

Newsroom articles

  • Uber wants to help Australians catch the bus on time 26 Sep 2016

    Mashable

    Mashable (US) quoted Dr Geoffrey Clifton from the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies about Uber's collaboration with TripGo to aid commuters catching public transport.

  • Commuters hit by Opal Card cost changes 05 Sep 2016

    Channel 7 News

    Channel 7 News (Sydney) interviewed Dr Geoffrey Clifton about changes to the Opal Card that will see some forms of fare discounts removed.

  • Density matters 01 Sep 2016

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Transport planning and urban planning are two sides of the same coin: A successful public transport service needs residents, businesses and activities to generate passengers and a successful urban development needs good transport links to attract customers. However, too often urban planning and transport planning (and research and teaching) exists in silos with neither side talking to the other. Read more

  • Geoffrey Clifton on ABC Newcastle 03 Aug 2016

    ABC Newcastle

    ABC Newcastle interviewed Dr Geoffrey Clifton about the proposed high speed rail network that would run down the East coast of NSW.

  • High speed rail plan still needs to prove economic benefits will outweigh costs 02 Aug 2016

    The Conversation

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton from Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies wrote an article for The Conversation about the proposed high speed rail network between Sydney and Melbourne.

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Publications

2016

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Journal Article/s

Mulley C, Ma L, Clifton G, Yen B and Burke M 2016 'Residential property value impacts of proximity to transport infrastructure: an investigation of bus rapid transit and heavy rail networks in Brisbane, Australia', Journal of Transport Geography, vol.54, pp. 41-52 Link

Clifton G and Mulley C 2016 Forthcoming 'A historical overview of enhanced bus services in Australian cities: What has been tried, what has worked?', Research in Transportation Economics Link

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Conference Paper/s

Mulley C, Ma L, Clifton G, Yen B and Burke M 2016 'Effects of Bus Rapid Transit on Residential Property Values in Brisbane, Australia', 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB, Washington, D.C., United States, 14th January 2016

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Internal Working Paper/s

Mulley C, Clifton G, Balbontin C and Ma L 2016 'Information for travelling: Awareness and usage of the various sources of information available to public transport users in NSW', ITLS Working Paper-WP-16-14-University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Link

2015

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Conference Paper/s

Clifton G and Mulley C 2015 'An overview of enhanced bus services in Australian cities: What has been tried, what has worked?', 14th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport - Thredbo 14, Santiago, Chile, 3rd September 2015

Clifton G 2015 'The Journey to Work: Recent Australian Evidence of Transport as a Barrier and Facilitator for the Transition to and Maintenance of Paid Employment for People with an Intellectual Disability', 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons TRANSED, Lisbon, Portugal, 31st July 2015

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Mulley C, Ma L, Clifton G and Tanner M 2015 'Are network planning guidelines based on equal access equitable?', 37th Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2015, Sydney, Australia, 2nd October 2015

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Internal Working Paper/s

Mulley C, Ma L, Clifton G, Yen B and Burke M 2015 'Spatial variations of the effects of bus rapid transit on residential property values', Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies Working Paper ITLS-WP-15-19, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Link

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Clifton G, Mulley C and Hensher DA 2014 'Bus Rapid Transit versus Heavy Rail in suburban Sydney - Comparing successive iterations of a proposed heavy rail line project to the pre-existing BRT network', Research in Transportation Economics, vol.48, pp. 126-41 Link

Tsai C, Mulley C and Clifton G 2014 'Forecasting public transport demand for the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area: A comparison of univariate and multivariate methods', Road and Transport Research, vol.23:1, pp. 51-68 Link

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Conference Paper/s

Clifton G, Beck MJ and Rose J 2014 'Putting attitudes towards public transport in context: the influence of situational factors on the results of Likert and Best-Worst surveys', 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Leura, Australia, 21st November 2014

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Clifton G and Rose JM 2013 'A simulation of the simple Mohring model to predict patronage and value of resources consumed for enhanced bus services', Research in Transportation Economics, vol.39:1, pp. 259-69 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Clifton G, Mulley C and Hensher DA 2013 'Bus Rapid Transit versus Heavy Rail in suburban Sydney – Comparing Successive iterations of a proposed heavy rail line project to the pre-existing BRT network', 13th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport - Thredbo 13, Oxford, United Kingdom, 19th September 2013

2012

5
Conference Paper/s

Clifton G and Rose JM 2012 'A simulation to sensitivity test the simple Mohring model for enhanced bus services', 13th International Conference of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research IATBR, Toronto, Canada, 19th July 2012

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Clifton G, Hensher DA and Mulley C 2012 'The North West Rail Link: Winners and losers in the locality of the North West area', 35th Annual Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2012, Perth, Australia, 28th September 2012

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Internal Working Paper/s

Clifton G, Mulley C and Hensher DA 2012 'The North West Rail Link: Winners and losers in the locality of the north west area', Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies Working Paper ITLS-WP-12-24, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Link

2011

5
Conference Paper/s

Clifton G and Rose JM 2011 'A Simulation of the Simple Mohring Model to Predict Patronage and Value of Resources Consumed for Enhanced Bus Services', Thredbo 12: International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport, Durban, South Africa, 15th September 2011

Rose JM and Clifton G 2011 'Sensitivity testing of inputs into the Mohring Model: How sensitive are patronage and value of resources consumed estimates for Enhanced Bus Services to changes to parameter inputs?', Thredbo 12: International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport, Durban, South Africa, 15th September 2011

2003

5
Conference Paper/s

Clifton G 2003 'The influence of frequency and connectivity in growing bus patronage: Application to strategic corridors in Sydney', 25th Annual Conference of Australian Institutes of Transport Research, Adelaide SA, Australia, 5th December 2003

Research Grants

Getting to Work: Barriers and Facilitators for People Living with Disability

The research, by providing recommendations for strategies to address key transport related barriers and facilitate people attending work, is intended to provide guidance to policy makers and businesses on how they can better support the workforce participation of people living with disability.

Business of Health Research Network Seed Funding Grant

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