- PhD Overview
My PhD is centred around future mobilities, particularly Mobility as a Service (MaaS). This future mobility concept hopes to connect existing public transport (e.g. buses, trains, trams) with emerging on-demand services (e.g. bicycle sharing, uber, lyft) offering an attractive integrated network paired with a smartphone application that offers subscription or pay-as-you-go methods of payment. Mobility as a service should enable greater access across the transport network, but who will predominantly be the beneficiary of this access?
My research focuses on three main themes that have become intertwined: transport mobility, technology, and accessibility. The overarching aim of this research is to assess the risk of transforming current inaccessibilities into futures transport mobilities systems, and propose new conditions for future equitable and accessible transport. In mitigating against translating the structural inaccessibility of contemporary society, new design systems like Mobility as a Service need to listen to and include the voices of those excluded – hidden by, and within, current mainstream techniques of mobility.
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S)
I am a member of the research team at the Monash University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S). I am also a student member of the centre. It is a new, cross-disciplinary, national research centre, established in 2020. ADM+S aims to create the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making.
- Family’s Experience of Mobility: Safety and Accessibility for Children with Disabilities and/or Medical conditions
I am currently working as a Research Assistant on a project in collaboration with the organisation Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia (MACA). MACA’s vision is for every child to have access to safe and equitable transport, regardless of circumstance. This study seeks to understand the experiences, perceptions and knowledge of parents/guardians about transport for children with disability and/or medical conditions, and will aid in the development of a nationally consistent single source of information resources for those involved in the safe transport of children with disability.