Our Team

Introducing the MMPS research team

The Millennial Mobility Panel Study would not exist without the hard work of its core team and international collaborators.

Researchers

Dr Alexa Delbosc

Chief Researcher

Dr. Delbosc is a Senior Lecturer in the Monash Institute of Transport Studies. Her research focuses on the changing travel habits of young people, transport psychology, human factors in public transport and the use of emerging technologies in transport.

Email: Alexa.Delbosc@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9905 5568
Twitter: @alexadelbosc
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexa-delbosc-3925014b

Dr Farhana Naznin

Research Assistant

Farhana Naznin is a Research Assistant in Public Transport Research Group (PTRG) at Monash University. She received her PhD from Monash University in Transportation engineering. Before commencing for PhD, Farhana received her Master’s degree in Traffic engineering from The University of Tokyo, Japan. Her research focuses on predicting and evaluating road safety as well as understanding human factors affecting road safety.

Email: Farhana.Naznin@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9905 1851
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/farhana-naznin-1180479

International collaborators

Dr Kelcie Ralph

International collaborator

Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. She earned her Ph.D. from UCLA, where her dissertation project evaluated the causes and consequences of the decline in driving among young adults. Before attending UCLA, Kelcie studied as a Marshall Scholar in England where she earned a Masters of Environmental Policy from Cambridge University and a Masters of City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics.

Email: kelcie.ralph@ejb.rutgers.edu
Phone: +1 (848) 932-2380

Dr Hitomi Nakanishi

Australian collaborator

Dr Nakanishi is an Associate Professor in Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Canberra. Hitomi’s background is in urban planning, transport planning, and evaluation of urban policy and infrastructure planning. Her research focus involves using multidisciplinary approaches to assessing impacts on quality of life issues from the perspectives of land use, urban form, transport, and infrastructure planning. Her recent research includes the prospective of life course of millennials and associated travel preferences. In 2016, she was funded by the Australian Academy of Science Research Visit to Japan Program for a research that explores Japanese millennials’ life course, current living and travel behaviour.

Email: hitomi.nakanishi@canberra.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 6206 3942
Twitter: @hitominakanishi

Prof Noreen McDonald

International collaborator

Dr McDonald is an Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at UNC Chapel Hill where she also serves as Director of the Carolina Transportation Program. Her research focuses on youth and young adult mobility and addresses cross-cutting policy questions in the fields of planning, education, energy, and public health. Her work on children’s travel documents sharp declines in walking and biking to school over the past forty years and examines the causes and impacts of this decrease. Much of her recent work looks at the millennial generation and examines the causes and impacts of recent declines in automobility.

Email: noreen@unc.edu
Phone: +1 919 962 4781
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noreen-mcdonald-84b11419

Prof Graham Currie

Australian collaborator

Prof Currie is a renowned international Public Transport research leader and policy advisor with over 30 years experience. He has published more research papers in leading international peer research journals in this field than any other researcher in the world. He is founder of the ‘World Transit Research’ clearinghouse (www.worldtransitresearch.info) which has consolidated all research in this field into a single accessible source and is now used by over 8,000 towns and cities in over 170 countries worldwide.

Email: graham.currie@monash.edu
Phone: +61 (3) 9905 5574

Kiron Chatterjee

A/Prof Kiron Chatterjee

International collaborator

Dr Chatterjee is Associate Professor in Travel Behaviour in the Geography and Environmental Management department of the University of the West of England. Kiron has over two decades of experience in transport research with this including studies in road safety, traffic management, travel behaviour, transport modelling and appraisal, evaluation and transport policy. Kiron joined the Centre for Transport & Society at UWE in September 2003 after starting his career at the University of Southampton.

Email: Kiron.Chatterjee@uwe.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)117 32 82032
Twitter: @KironChatterjee