Geoffrey Clifton

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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
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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.

Selected publications

2018

Journal Article

Clifton G, and Mulley C (2018) Barriers and facilitators of integration between buses with a higher level of service and rail: An Australian case study Research in Transportation Economics, 69, 39-50. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Clifton G, Mulley C, Ho T, Ho C, and Yen B (2018) How the distribution of arrival times at a railway station varies with headway: A study using smart card data 14th International Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport (CASPT) and the 4th International Workshop and Symposium on Research and Applications on the Use of Passive Data from Public Transport (Transit Data); University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

2017

Journal Articles

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, 101, 111-132. [More Information]

Mulley C, Ma L, Clifton G, and Tanner M (2017) Are Network Planning Guidelines Based on Equal Access Equitable? Transportation Research Record, 2651, 1-11. [More Information]

2016

Journal Articles

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, 59, 11-25. [More Information]

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, 54, 41-52. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Mulley C, and Clifton G (2016) Decision Making in Flexible Transport: The Importance and Application of the 'Golden Rule' Paratransit: Shaping the Flexible Transport Future; Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, 153-166. [More Information]

Working Paper

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.

2014

Journal Articles

Clifton G, Mulley C, and Hensher D (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, 48, 126-141. [More Information]

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, 23 (1), 51-68.

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, 34 (1), 102-121. [More Information]

2013

Journal Articles

Clifton G, and Rose J (2013) A simulation of the simple Mohring model to predict patronage and value of resources consumed for enhanced bus services Research in Transportation Economics, 39 (1), 259-269. [More Information]

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, 2354, 1-8. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Tsai C, Mulley C, and Clifton G (2013) Examining the Local Interaction between Public Transport Demand and Land Use Characteristics Using Geographically Weighted Regression Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting; Transportation Research Board Publications (TRB), Washington, United States.

2012

Journal Article

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, 21 (4), 53-64.

Conference Proceeding

Clifton G, Mulley C, and Hensher D (2012) The North West Rail Link: Winners and losers in the locality of the North West area 35th Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2012; Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Perth, Australia.

Working Papers

Clifton G, Mulley C, and Hensher D (2012) The North West Rail Link: Winners and losers in the locality of the north west area.

Tsai C, Leong W, Mulley C, and Clifton G (2012) Examining estimator bias and efficiency for pseudo panel data: A Monte Carlo simulation approach.

Selected grants

2017

2016-2017

Recent Units Taught

  • FMBA5008 Data Analytics and Modelling

  • ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management

  • ITLS5100 Transport and Infrastructure Foundations

  • ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics and Transport

  • ITLS6103 Sustainable Transport Policy

  • ITLS6106 Infrastructure Appraisal

  • ITLS6190 Transport and Infrastructure Project

  • SMBA6003 Data Analytics and Modelling

Newsroom articles

  • Sydney Metro 'communication issues' 13 Aug 2019

    2SER FM

    2SER FM interviewed Dr Geoffrey Clifton from the Business School about delays to trains on the Sydney Metro.

  • Rail drop leads to more trucks carting containers on Sydney roads 05 Aug 2019

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Geoffrey Clifton about Sydney’s freight transport network, with the article syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads online.

  • Geoffrey Clifton in the Daily Telegraph 03 Aug 2019

    Daily Telegraph

    Daily Telegraph quoted Dr Geoffrey Clifton from the Business School about NSW’s various transport projects.

  • You're Not Imagining It, Sydney's Public Transport Does Fall Apart In The Rain 05 Jul 2019

    10 Daily

    10 Daily quoted Dr Geoffrey Clifton from the Business School about why Sydney’s public transport struggles when it rains.

  • Geoffrey Clifton on ABC Radio Adelaide 03 Jul 2019

    ABC Radio Adelaide

    ABC Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Geoffrey Clifton about privatising public transport networks after the South Australian government announced it was considering the option. The interview was syndicated across ABC regional stations in South Australia.

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