BEcon Hons QLD PhD Sydney
Lecturer in Transport and Logistics Management
H73 - 378 Abercrombie Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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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 Sydney University. Geoffrey began teaching at the University of Queensland in 1998 and has had a number of teaching roles within ITLS since 2004. He is currently responsible 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.
Geoffrey Clifton on 9 News 19 Aug 2015
Dr Geoffrey Clifton was interviewed about transport planners in NSW using information from Opal cards to determine commuters' traveling behaviours.
A recent Deutsche Bank study led the Sydney Morning Herald to claim that 'getting from A to B on public transport costs more in Australia than anywhere else'. The Deutsche Bank study compares “the minimum public transport fare” (p.10) “for single rides” on ‘tube rails or mono rails’ or suburban rail for cities without a metro (p.11) and Table 1 shows Deutsche Bank figures for selected cities around the world:Read more
Dr Geoffrey Clifton was interviewed on 7 News about the impact the George Street light rail construction will have on transport.
Geoffrey Clifton on ABC South East NSW 20 Apr 2015
ABC South East NSW
Geoffrey Clifton was interviewed on ABC South East NSW about the potential for Uber to expand into regional areas, following its popularity in metropolitan cities.
How 'Opal Runners' beat the system 15 Apr 2015
Professor Corinne Mulley and Dr Geoffrey Clifton were interviewed by 2SER about how 'Opal Card Runners' are using loopholes in the system to minimise costs and make business.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tsai C, Leong W, Mulley C and Clifton G 2013 'Examining Estimation Bias and Efficiency for Pseudo Panel Data in Travel Demand Analysis', Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board - "Deploying Transportation Research - Doing Things Smarter, Better, Faster", Washington D.C., United States, 17th January 2013
Tsai C, Mulley C and Clifton G 2013 'Examining the Local Interaction between Public Transport Demand and Land Use Characteristics Using Geographically Weighted Regression', Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board - "Deploying Transportation Research - Doing Things Smarter, Better, Faster", Washington D.C., United States, 17th January 2013
Tsai C, Mulley C and Clifton G 2012 'The spatial interactions between public transport demand and land use characteristics in the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area', Road and Transport Research, vol.21:4, pp. 53-64
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
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
Tsai C, Mulley C and Clifton G 2012 'The Spatial Interactions between Public Transport Demand and Land Use Characteristics in the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area', 35th Annual Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2012, Perth, Australia, 28th September 2012
Internal Working Paper/s
Tsai C, Leong W, Mulley C and Clifton G 2012 'Examining estimator bias and efficiency for pseudo panel data: A Monte Carlo simulation approach', Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies Working Paper ITLS-WP-12-07, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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
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
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
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
Recent Units Taught
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ITLS5100 Transport and Infrastructure Foundations
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ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport
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ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics
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ITLS6104 Public Transport Operations and Policy
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