BSc Hons Brunel MEM UNSW
H69 - Codrington Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
Chris holds a BSc in Physics from Brunel University (London), where his honours research was on subatomic particle measurement at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, and a Master of Environmental Management from The University of New South Wales.
He has previously worked on sustainable transport programs in local government, and as a systems architect designing telecommunications networks for public operators in Europe and Asia.
Australian Financial Review
The Australian Financial Review quoted Christopher Standen, PhD candidate, about the NSW Government’s transport and infrastructure agenda in light of the Premier’s retirement.
The Sydney Morning Herald
PhD candidate Christopher Standen was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about modelling that estimated that by 2026, tolls on cars using the M5 South West will reach $5.75.
Christopher Standen was quoted in The Guardian about the safety of riding bikes in Australian cities.
The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, WA Today, Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, WA Today and Canberra Times published an opinion piece authored by PhD Candidate Christopher Standen about the Greater Sydney Commission and planning issues in Sydney.
Sydney Morning Herald
Christopher Standen authored an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald about urban congestion issues.
Thesis working title
The value of slow travel
Expenditure on urban transport infrastructure is justified largely on the basis of its ability to increase travel speeds. This approach has the unfortunate consequence of promoting urban sprawl, transport disadvantage and social isolation. It also ignores the welfare benefits of ‘slow travel’, e.g., enjoyment, exercise, having time to switch off between home and work, and a stronger connection with one’s neighbourhood.
As part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project involving ITLS and a number of university, government and NGO partners, Chris is researching methods for economically valuing these benefits of slow travel. In addition, he is investigating how travellers’ preferences for slow travel may change over time, and the implications such changes may have for long term demand forecasting and economic assessment of slow travel infrastructure.
Standen C, Crane M, Collins AT, Greaves SP and Rissel C 2017 Forthcoming 'Determinants of Mode and Route Change Following the Opening of a New Cycleway in Sydney, Australia', Journal of Transport & Health
Crane M, Rissel C, Greaves SP, Standen C and Wen LM 2016 'Neighbourhood expectations and engagement with new cycling infrastructure in Sydney, Australia: Findings from a mixed method before-and-after study', Journal of Transport and Health, vol.3:1, pp. 48-60
Rissel C, Crane M, Wen LM, Greaves SP and Standen C 2016 'Satisfaction with transport and enjoyment of the commute by commuting mode in inner Sydney', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol.27:1, pp. 80-83
Rissel C, Greaves SP, Wen LM, Crane M and Standen C 2015 'Use of and short-term impacts of new cycling infrastructure in inner-Sydney, Australia: a quasi-experimental design', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol.12:129, pp. 1-8
Greaves SP, Ellison AB, Ellison R, Rance D, Standen C, Rissel C and Crane M 2015 'A Web-Based Diary and Companion Smartphone app for Travel/Activity Surveys', Transportation Research Procedia, vol.11, pp. 297-310
Greaves SP, Ellison AB, Ellison R, Standen C, Rissel C and Crane M 2015 'Changes in Cycling Following an Infrastructure Intervention', 37th Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2015, Sydney, Australia, 2nd October 2015
Ellison AB, Ellison R, Rance D, Greaves SP and Standen C 2014 'Harnessing smartphone sensors for tracking location to support travel data collection', 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Leura, Australia, 21st November 2014
Greaves SP, Ellison R, Ellison AB, Standen C, Rissel C and Crane M 2014 'A Web-Based Diary and Companion Smartphone app for Travel/Activity Surveys', 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Leura, Australia, 21st November 2014
Greaves SP, Ellison AB, Ellison R and Standen C 2014 'Development of Online Diary for Longitudinal Travel and Activity Surveys', 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB 2014, Washington D.C., United States, 16th January 2014
Rissel C, Greaves SP, Wen LM, Capon A, Crane M and Standen C 2013 'Evaluating the transport, health and economic impacts of new urban cycling infrastructure in Sydney, Australia - protocol paper', BMC Public Health, vol.13:963, pp. 1-8