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Geoffrey Clifton

Geoffrey Clifton

BEcon Hons QLD PhD Sydney
Lecturer in Transport and Logistics Management

Rm 1140
C13 - St James Campus
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 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.

Newsroom articles

  • Opal's win 01 Sep 2014

    Network Ten

    Ten Eyewitness News interviews Dr Geoffrey Clifton on the rollout of the Opal Card in Sydney.

  • Opal take-up rate soars 23 May 2014

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Geoffrey Clifton is quoted in a Sydney Morning Herald article about the rise in the number of Opal card users in Sydney.

  • Fare Evasion Nation 10 Apr 2013

    The Project

    Channel Ten's the Project program has interviewed Dr Geoffrey Clifton, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney Business School, on public transport fare evasion.

  • Central Station to close under proposal 09 Oct 2012

    2GB Radio

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton has been interviewed by Radio 2GB regarding a proposal by Infrastructure NSW that will result in the closure and ongoing restriction of rail services to Sydney's Central Station.

  • On the road to nowhere? 24 Mar 2012

    Canberra Times

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton from the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies at the University of Sydney Business School, has been interviewed regarding the Canberra Transport Plan.

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Publications

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Tsai C, Mulley C and Clifton G 2014 'A Review of Pseudo Panel Data Approach in Estimating Short-run and Long-run Public Transport Demand Elasticities', Transport Reviews, vol.34:1, pp. 102-21 Link

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 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. 1-8 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

6
Conference Proceeding/s

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

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

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

9
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 Link

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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