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John Rose

John Rose

BEc(Hons) PhD Sydney
Professor of Transport and Logistics Modelling

Room 1316
C13 - St James Campus
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9114 1882
Fax +61 2 9114 1722
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Dr John Rose is Professor in Transport and Logistics Modelling, Director of the Choice Analysis Program, and Graduate Studies Program Director. John began his academic career in the field of marketing, commencing as an associate lecturer in the Discipline of Marketing at the University of Sydney in 1995. As an associate lecturer, John taught marketing principles, consumer behaviour, introductory and advanced marketing research techniques, and new product development, all at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In 1999, John was promoted to the level of Lecturer were he continued in his teaching role. At the same time, John acted as the quasi head of discipline when, on mass the entire discipline staff, left the University. In this unofficial role, John reshaped the Discipline, introducing new subjects and moving the Discipline into the first year of undergraduate studies. In 2001 John moved over to the ITLS to complete his PhD under Professor David Hensher. John is responsible for teaching transport modelling, transport economics, and discrete choice modelling.

John's research interests are in the areas of discrete choice modelling and efficient stated choice experiments. John has many articles published in the top Transportation and Logistics journals (including Transportation, Transportation Research A, B and E) and is a co-author of (with Professors David Hensher and William Greene) Applied Choice Analysis; A Primer, (2005) by Cambridge University Press. He is currently writing a book on generating efficient stated choice experimental designs (with Mike Bliemer, Delft). Currently John is active in consulting, working in the areas of Toll Road evaluation and modelling, demand and take up for pharmaceutical and agricultural products. In between all this, John spent five years as a member of the Australian Army Reserve (1997-2002). Currently, John is a volunteer at Monica's Last Chance Doggie Rescue where he helps care for special needs dogs. John was also appointed a visiting Professor to Institute of Transport Studies, Faculty of Environment at the University of Leeds.

Newsroom articles

  • Australia's unemployment rate hits a ten year high 13 Feb 2014

    ABC News Radio

    Australia's unemployment rate rose to 6 percent in January, the highest level in a decade. Professor John Buchanan is interviewed stating that the figures indicate a 'delicately poised' economy.

  • New tollway proposed for Sydney 14 May 2013

    Radio 2UE

    Radio 2UE has reported on the proposed tollway for Sydney and interviewed Professor John Rose, Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies. Professor Rose stated the proposal is not an anti-car movement, but aims to charge road users for the pollution their cars create.

  • Super funds want tollway certainty 09 May 2013

    The Australian Financial Review

    John Rose has spoken to the Australian Financial Review on the topic of investor uncertainty in toll roads in Australia

  • Brisbane's Airport Link $3 billion debt 'a fiasco' 20 Feb 2013

    ABC News

    ABC News in Queensland has interviewed Professor John Rose, Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies at the University of Sydney Business School, on Brisbane's Airport Link Company going into receivership seven months after opening.

  • Hail to the taxi industry? 01 Dec 2012

    ABC Radio National

    Professor John Rose has appeared on ABC Radio National to discuss the Australian Taxi industry.

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Research Grants


Valuation of service reliability and crowding under risk and uncertainty: neglected drivers of demand for public transport

The reliability of public transport services, and the amount of crowding at stations and also on trains and on buses, have come under strong criticism. This study identifies the role that improved reliability and reduced crowding play in influencing the switch from car to public transport for the commute.

ARC Discovery Project

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