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Mary Chiang

Mary Chiang

M Econ Studies (The University of Queensland) Grad Cert Applied Finance and Investment (Securities Institute of Australia) B Com (UQ)
MPhil Candidate

Research Centre
H69 - Codrington Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Mary has worked extensively in the infrastructure (transport, water and energy) sectors in Australia with private companies and public clients at all levels of the government.  She has conducted cost-benefit analysis for economic infrastructure development projects, high-level policy and regulatory studies, financial analysis and modelling in various public and private infrastructure projects, price modelling of public utility companies, as well as regulatory economics advisory and business compliance reviews.

Mary is currently working as a part-time economics consultant in the Infrastructure Advisory group of GHD - a professional services company operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.  Mary has also worked for the Department of Environment and Resource Management (Qld), KPMG and a number of financial services companies.

As a QantasLink/University of Sydney Postgraduate (ITLS) PhD scholarship holder, Mary will research into various topics within the disciplines of aviation management, business operations enhancement and organisational change management.

Newsroom articles

  • Feasibility of increasing volumetric load of freight heavy vehicles 09 Dec 2016

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    The National Transport Commission (NTC) recently published an issues paper on increasing heavy vehicle (HV) volumetric load capacity without increasing mass limits in an effort to increase the productivity of road freight.  The NTC paper identified a number of key issues that require further consideration and resolution prior to developing a national policy for introducing higher productivity vehicles (HPVs) onto Australian roads. Read more

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Thesis working title

Aviation management and change management

The research aims to understand and document the current uses of business performance improvement methods, and in particular the use of visual management systems, in airline businesses to understand its economic and cultural impacts on the organisation and its stakeholders.

Supervisors: Rico Merkert, Jyotirmoyee Bhattacharjya