Description of field of research:

This project will explore enhancing the well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in the Walgett community, via focussing on transport system designs and policy, to ensure socially equitable access to service, and interconnected domains between health, economic participation, education, and cultural activity.

Research Area

Transport Network Design |
Humanitarian engineering |
Socially excluded indigenous community

The research team works in a leading and highly supportive research environment at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Dr Nair is in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as within the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI). Although rCITI is based in Civil Engineering, it has strong linkages and ongoing collaborations with researchers in humanitarian Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Built Environment, and the Faculty of Medicine. 
A desk can be assigned to you in one of RCITI labs at the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney. You may work remotely, if needed.

You will Investigate and estimate the dynamics in changing and increasing transport demand within the Walgett community and Develop transport service network design problems, for enhancing the socio-economic and health outcomes for the socially excluded indigenous community. You will learn a range of skills including statistical analysis, survey design, programming, and data collection. Ideally, we would like you to be involved in writing a conference paper or a journal paper based on this project

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