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Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins

BSc BA UNSW PhD Sydney
Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Rm 208
H73 - 378 Abercrombie Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9114 1832
Fax +61 2 9114 1863
andrew.collins@sydney.edu.au
Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Bio

Andrew studied computer science and philosophy at the University of NSW, obtaining a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts with first class honours in 2003. He was awarded a PhD in 2012, for a thesis which proposed and evaluated new techniques for handling attribute non-attendance in discrete choice models. For this research Andrew was awarded the prestigious Eric Pas Dissertation Prize by the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research.

Andrew has broad research interests, with a particular focus on the behavioural influences of decision makers in the fields of logistics, supply chain management, and transport. He also has methodological research interests, in the areas of discrete choice modelling, choice heuristics, and stated choice experimental design. His publication record includes top tier journals such as Transportation Research Parts B and E, and Transportation.

Andrew has taught a range of units since 2010. His current primary teaching focus is ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning and Design, which covers supply chain management decision making, and a range of quantitative tools that can be used in support. Andrew also enjoys teaching discrete choice methods to a diverse audience. He teaches these techniques to PhD students in BUSS7904 Advanced Quantitative Methods. Additionally, each July, he runs a Discrete Choice Analysis five day course, attracting academics, PhD students, consultants and government employees from a wide range of disciplines, including marketing, health economics, environmental economics, and transportation.

Andrew is the Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, helping administer the admissions process, and the current cohort of MPhil and PhD students. In addition to his academic pursuits, Andrew has consulted for government, industry and banks, in the areas of transport infrastructure demand modelling, and freight transport. Andrew is a co-developer of Ngene, a widely used software package which generates stated choice experimental designs.

Research Interests

One of Andrew’s main research interests is the impact that end consumers have on supply chain configuration, logistics service provision, and distribution network design. He has investigated the choices that consumers make as they are presented with an increasing array of last mile parcel delivery options, for example flexible pickup options and drone delivery. By using choice modelling methodologies, companies can have a better understanding of what logistics innovations will be competitive, and authorities can have a better understanding of how the transportation network will be utilised by logistics operations and associated personal travel.

Other research by Andrew in the logistics and supply chain space has investigated consumer perceptions of the quality of the physical distribution system, and the impact this may have on the choice of online retailers; decision making behaviour of company employees in logistics and supply chain roles; and decision making in the freight sector.

In the transport field, Andrew has investigated the impact of public transport crowding on travel behaviour. Andrew has published several papers on air travel behaviour and itinerary choice. More recently, he has investigated the impact of different forms of airline safety information on airline choice.

Much of Andrew’s applied research is supported by methodological and behavioural research in the discrete choice modelling field. He has developed new econometric models that can accommodate mixtures of conventional utility maximising compensatory choice processes, and alternative choice heuristics such as attribute non-attendance and alternative elimination. Andrew has an interest in discrete choice experimental methods. His research on stated choice experimental design has had high impact, both through the academic literature, and his integration of the research into the widely used software program Ngene, for which he is the lead developer.

2017

4
Journal Article/s

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2017 'Integrating Attribute Non-Attendance and Value Learning with Risk Attitudes and Perceptual Conditioning', Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol.97, pp. 172-91 [Link]

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2017 Forthcoming 'Do familiarity and awareness influence voting intention: The case of road pricing reform?', Journal of Choice Modelling [Link]

Standen C, Crane M, Collins AT, Greaves SP and Rissel C 2017 'Determinants of Mode and Route Change Following the Opening of a New Cycleway in Sydney, Australia', Journal of Transport & Health, vol.4, pp. 255-66 [Link]

Sun Y, Olaru D, Smith B, Greaves SP and Collins AT 2017 'Road to autonomous vehicles in Australia: an exploratory literature review', Road and Transport Research, vol.26:1, pp. 34-47 [Link]

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2017 'Is there a systematic relationship between random parameters and process heuristics?', Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol.106, pp. 160-177 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Enjelasi M, Fahimnia B and Collins AT 2017 'Analysing the behavioural factors in green supplier selection', 21st IFORS International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Quebec, Canada, 21st July 2017

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2017 'Is preference heterogeneity best captured through process heuristics or through random parameters?', 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 5th April 2017

Hensher DA, Balbontin C and Collins AT 2017 'Heterogeneity in decision processes: embedding extremeness aversion, risk attitude and perceptual conditioning in multiple heuristics choice making', 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 5th April 2017

Collins AT and Hensher DA 2017 'Choice modelling with time-varying attributes, with an application to train crowding', 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 5th April 2017

2016

4
Journal Article/s

Bliemer MCJ and Collins AT 2016 'On determining priors for the generation of efficient stated choice experimental designs', Journal of Choice Modelling, vol.21, pp. 10-14 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2016 'Integrating Attribute Non-Attendance and Value Learning with Risk Attitudes and Perceptual Conditioning', 9th Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN IX), Oranjestad, Aruba, 16th June 2016

2015

2
Book Section/s

Collins AT and Hensher DA 2015 'The influence of varying information load on inferred attribute non-attendance' in Bounded Rational Choice Behaviour: Applications in Transport, ed. Rasouli, S. and Timmermans, H.J.P., Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 73-94 [Link]

Collins AT 2015 'Behavioural Influences on the Environmental Impact of Collection/Delivery Points' in Green Logistics and Transportation: A Sustainable Supply Chain Perspective, ed. B. Fahimnia, M.G.H. Bell, D.A. Hensher & J. Sarkis, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 15-34 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Collins AT 2015 'Travel behaviour in the context of parcel pickups', 14th International Association for Travel Behaviour Research IATBR Conference, Windsor, United Kingdom, 23rd July 2015

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2015 'Do familiarity and awareness influence behavioural response: The case of road pricing reform?', 14th International Association for Travel Behaviour Research IATBR Conference, Windsor, United Kingdom, 23rd July 2015

2014

5
Conference Paper/s

Collins AT, Bliemer MCJ and Rose J 2014 'Constrained stated choice experimental designs', 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Leura, Australia, 21st November 2014

Collins AT and Rose JM 2014 'Investigation of Taste and Reference Dependence Heterogeneity', 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB 2014, Washington D.C., United States, 16th January 2014

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Rose JM, Hess S and Collins AT 2013 'What if My Model Assumptions are Wrong: The Impact of Non-standard Behaviour on Choice Model Estimation', Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, vol.47:2, pp. 245-63 [Link]

Hensher DA, Rose JM and Collins AT 2013 'Understanding Buy In for Risky Prospects: Incorporating Degree of Belief into the ex-ante Assessment of Support for Alternative Road Pricing Schemes', Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, vol.47:3, pp. 453-73 [Link]

Hensher DA, Collins AT and Greene W 2013 'Accounting for attribute non-attendance and common-metric aggregation in a probabilistic decision process mixed multinomial logit model: a warning on potential confounding', Transportation, vol.40:5, pp. 1003-20 [Link]

Collins AT, Hess S and Rose JM 2013 'Choice modelling with search and sort data from an interactive choice experiment', Transportation Research Part E, vol.56:September, pp. 36-45 [Link]

Hensher DA, Collins AT, Rose JM and Smith N 2013 'Direct and cross elasticities for freight distribution access charges: Empirical evidence by vehicle class, vehicle kilometres and tonne vehicle kilometres', Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol.56:September, pp. 1-21 [Link]

Collins AT, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2013 'Specification issues in a generalised random parameters attribute nonattendance model', Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol.56, pp. 234-53 [Link]

2012

4
Journal Article/s

Collins AT, Rose JM and Hess S 2012 'Interactive stated choice surveys: a study of air travel behaviour', Transportation, vol.39:1, pp. 55-79 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Hess S, Collins AT and Rose JM 2012 'Joint modelling of decision process and choice using data from an interactive stated choice survey on air travel behaviour', 13th International Conference of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research IATBR, Toronto, Canada, 19th July 2012

Collins AT, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2012 'The random parameters attribute non-attendance model', 13th International Conference of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research IATBR, Toronto, Canada, 19th July 2012

7
Thesis

Collins AT 2012 'Attribute nonattendance in discrete choice models: measurement of bias, and a model for the inference of both nonattendance and taste heterogeneity', PhD Thesis, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia [Link]

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Hensher DA, Rose JM and Collins AT 2011 'Identifying commuter preferences for existing modes and a proposed Metro in Sydney, Australia with special reference to crowding', Public Transport, vol.3:2, pp. 109-47

Hensher DA and Collins AT 2011 'Interrogation of Responses to Stated Choice Experiments: Is there sense in what respondents tell us? A Closer Look at what Respondents Choose and Process Heuristics used in Stated Choice Experiments', Journal of Choice Modelling, vol.4:1, pp. 62-89

5
Conference Paper/s

Collins AT and Rose JM 2011 'Estimation of stochastic scale with best-worst data', 2nd International Choice Modelling Conference ICMC 2011, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 6th July 2011

Collins AT, Rose JM and Hess S 2011 'Choice Modeling with Search and Sort Data from Interactive Choice Experiment', 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB 2011, Washington, D.C., United States, 27th January 2011

Rose JM, Hess S and Collins AT 2011 'Impact of Violations of Model Assumptions: Role of Lexicography, Inconsistent Choices, and Changing Preferences in Model Estimation ', 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB 2011, Washington, D.C., United States, 27th January 2011

2010

2
Book Section/s

Collins AT, Hensher DA and Li Z 2010 'Regional airports and opportunities for low-cost carriers in Australia' in Development of Regional Airports: Theoretical Analyses and Case Studies, ed. M.N. Postorino, WIT Press, Southampton, United Kingdom, pp. 149-74

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Rose JM, Collins AT, Hess S and Bain S 2010 'An analysis of the impact of non-compensatory behaviour on logit model estimation', Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Transport Research WCTR 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, 15th July 2010

2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Collins AT, Rose JM and Hess S 2009 'Search Based Internet Surveys: Airline Stated Choice', 88th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting TRB 2009, Washington, D.C., United States, 15th January 2009

2008

4
Journal Article/s

Rose JM, Bliemer MCJ, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2008 'Designing Efficient Stated Choice Experiments in the presence of Reference Alternatives', Transportation Research B, vol.42:4, pp. 395-406

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Puckett SM, Hensher DA, Rose JM and Collins AT 2007 'Design and Development of a Stated Choice Experiment in a Two-Agent Setting: Interactions between Buyers and Sellers of Urban Freight Services', Transportation, vol.34:4, pp. 429-51

Greaves SP and Collins AT 2007 'Disaggregate spatio-temporal assessments of population exposure to aircraft noise', Journal of Air Transport Management, vol.13:6, pp. 338-47

Collins AT and Greaves SP 2007 'Daytime Population Tracking for Planning and Pollution Exposure Assessment', Road and Transport Research, vol.16:1, pp. 55-68

2006

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Collins AT and Greaves SP 2006 'Daytime Population Tracking for Planning and Pollution Exposure Assessment', 29th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Transport Research Forum-ATRF, Gold Coast QLD, Australia, 1st January 2006-31st December 2006

Greaves SP, Collins AT and Bhatia N 2006 'Disaggregate assessments of population exposure to aircraft noise', 29th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Transport Research Forum-ATRF, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 29th September 2006

2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Stopher PR, Collins AT and Bullock P 2004 'GPS surveys and the internet', 27th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2004), Adelaide, Australia, 1st October 2004

Recent Units Taught

  • BUSS7904 Advanced Analysis for Research

    2017: S2,
    2016: S2,

  • ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems

    2015: S1,

  • ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning and Design

    2017: S1, S2,
    2016: S1,

  • ITLS6190 Transport and Infrastructure Systems

    2017: S1,
    2016: S1,
    2015: S2,

  • ITLS6900 Research Case Study I

    2017: S1, S2,
    2016: S1, S2,
    2015: S1, S2,

  • ITLS6901 Research Case Study II

    2017: S2,

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