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Geoffrey Clifton

Geoffrey Clifton

BEcon Hons QLD PhD Sydney
Senior 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
Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Bio

Geoffrey is a Senior Lecturer in Transport and Logistics 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

  • Geoffrey Clifton on 2SER 02 Dec 2017

    2SER

    2SER Sydney interviewed Dr Geoffrey Clifton on changes to the Blue Mountains train line, including that it will no longer stop at Redfern Station.

  • Geoffrey Clifton on ABC Radio Adelaide 14 Nov 2017

    ABC Radio Adelaide

    ABC Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Geoffrey Clifton from the Business School about fare evasion on public transport.

  • Australia urged to consider congestion charges but do they work? 03 Oct 2017

    SBS

    SBS Online interviewed Dr Geoffrey Clifton about a report that suggested a congestion tax as a solution to increased commuting traffic in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • Geoffrey Clifton on ABC 19 Sep 2017

    ABC South East NSW

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton discussed the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal hearings and a proposal to reduce the price of bus fares during an interview with ABC South East NSW.

  • Opal figures show skyrocketing passenger demand on Sydney train lines 17 Aug 2017

    Sydney Morning Herald, Age, WA Today

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age, WA Today and other Fairfax publications about recent data on passenger demand for trains in Sydney.

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2017

4
Journal Article/s

Mulley C, Ma L, Clifton G and Tanner M 2017 'Are Network Planning Guidelines Based on Equal Access Equitable?', Transportation Research Record, vol.2651, pp. 1-11 [Link]

Mulley C, Clifton G, Balbontin C and Ma L 2017 'Information for travelling: Awareness and usage of the various sources of information available to public transport users in NSW', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.101, pp. 111-32 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Clifton G and Mulley C 2017 'Barriers and facilitators of integration between buses with a higher level of service and rail: An Australian case study', 15th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 15), Stockholm, Sweden, 17th August 2017

Clifton G and Mulley C 2017 'The incidence of transport benefits for new public transport infrastructure: Winners and losers in the locality of the Sydney Metro North West', World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR), Brisbane, Australia, 6th July 2017

Mulley C, Ma L, Clifton G and Tanner M 2017 'Are Network Planning Guidelines Based on Equal Access Equitable?', 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB, Washington, D.C., United States, 12th January 2017

2016

2
Book Section/s

Mulley C and Clifton G 2016 'Decision Making in Flexible Transport: The Importance and Application of the ‘Golden Rule’' in Paratransit: Shaping the Flexible Transport Future (Transport and Sustainability, Volume 8), ed. Corinne Mulley and John D. Nelson, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 153-66 [Link]

4
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 'A historical overview of enhanced bus services in Australian cities: What has been tried, what has worked?', Research in Transportation Economics, vol.59:11-25 [Link]

5
Conference 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', 38th Australian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2016, Melbourne, Australia, 18th November 2016

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

9
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

5
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

9
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]

5
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]

Tsai C, Leong W, Mulley C and Clifton G 2013 'Examining Estimation Bias and Efficiency for Pseudopanel Data in Travel Demand Analysis', Transportation Research Record, vol.2354, pp. 1-18 [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

4
Journal Article/s

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

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

9
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

Selected grants

2017

2016-2017

Recent Units Taught

  • ITLS5100 Transport and Infrastructure Foundations

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

  • ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics and Transport

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

  • ITLS6103 Sustainable Transport Policy

    2017: S1,
    2016: S1,

  • ITLS6106 Infrastructure Appraisal

    2016: S1,

  • SMBA6003 Data Analytics and Modelling

    2017: Int Apr, S2,