Alexa Delbosc

Name: Alexa Delbosc

Title: Lecturer (Transport Engineering) and DECRA Fellow

Affiliation: Monash University

Dr. Delbosc is a research fellow in the Public Transport Research Group of the Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University. Her research focuses on the changing travel habits of young people, transport psychology, human factors in public transport and the use of powered-two-wheel transport.

 

PhD (Transport Engineering), Monash University , 2013

Master of Arts (Social Psychology), Harvard University USA, 2005

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), summa cum laude (with highest honours), Lewis & Clark College USA, 2003

2012 William W. Millar Award for best paper in public transportation at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

2014 Monash University Advancing Women’s Research Success Grant ($8,900 for conference attendance and career coaching)

Member, Transportation Research Board Committee ADD20: Social and Economic Factors of Transportation

Friend, Transportation Research Board Committee ADB10: Traveller Behavior and Values

Member of Monash University Institute of Graduate Research

Member of AITPM

Certified Research Associate, Mineta Transportation Institute

 

PT Publications

Books

 

Published

  1. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2012) ‘Transport and the Older Australian – Freedom, Challenges and Opportunities’ in Oxley, J. (Ed.) ‘Ageing in Australia: challenges and opportunities’
  2. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2012) ‘Transport disadvantage: a review’ in Currie, G (Ed.) ‘New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research – Policy and Research Implications’ Bingley: Emerald.
  3. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2012) ‘Study approach overview’ in Currie, G (Ed.) ‘New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research – Policy and Research Implications’ Bingley: Emerald.
  4. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2012) ‘Exploring transport issues’ in Currie, G (Ed.) ‘New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research – Policy and Research Implications’ Bingley: Emerald.
  5. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2012) ‘Field survey sampling results’ in Currie, G (Ed.) ‘New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research – Policy and Research Implications’ Bingley: Emerald.
  6. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2012) ‘Field survey results’ in Currie, G (Ed.) ‘New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research – Policy and Research Implications’ Bingley: Emerald.
  7. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2012) ‘Piecing it together: a structural equation model of transport, social exclusion and well-being’ in Currie, G (Ed.) ‘New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research – Policy and Research Implications’ Bingley: Emerald.
  8. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2012) ‘Taking it apart: disaggregate modelling of transport, social exclusion and well-being ‘ in Currie, G (Ed.) ‘New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research – Policy and Research Implications’ Bingley: Emerald.
  9. Vella-Broderick, D. and Delbosc, A. (2012) ‘Measuring well-being ‘ in Currie, G (Ed.) ‘New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research – Policy and Research Implications’ Bingley: Emerald.
  10. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2011) ‘Mobility vs. Affordability as Motivations for Car-Ownership Choice in Urban Fringe, Low-Income Australia’ in Lucas, K Blumenberg E and Weinburger R (Eds.) ‘Auto Motives: Understanding Car Use Behaviours’ Bingley: Emerald.

 

In Press

  1. Delbosc, A. (in press) ‘Transit dependence’ in Garrett, J and Golson, G (Eds.) ‘Encyclopedia of Transportation’ Thousand Oaks: SAGE.
  2. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (in press) ‘Transport and the Older Australian – Freedom, Challenges and Opportunities’ in Oxley, J. (Ed.) ‘Ageing in Australia: challenges and opportunities’

 

 

Journal Articles

 

Published

  1. Delbosc, A. and Vella-Brodrick, D. (2015) ‘The role of transport in supporting the autonomy of young adults.’ Transportation Research Part F 33:97-105. (Impact factor 1.635)
  2. Schmitt, L., Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2015) ‘Lost in Transit? Unfamiliar public transport travel explored using a journey planner web survey’. Transportation 42(1): 101-122 (Impact factor 2.358)
  3. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2014) ‘Impact of Attitudes and Life Stage on Decline in Rates of Driver’s License Acquisition by Young People in Melbourne, Australia’. Transportation Research Record 2452: 62-70
  4. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2014) ‘An International Study of Current and Potential Social Media Applications in Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruptions’ Transportation Research Record, 2419:118-127.
  5. Delbosc, A. and Rose, G. (2014) ‘Characterizing Usage Patterns for Powered Two-Wheelers from Automatic Vehicle Identification Data in Melbourne, Australia’ Transportation Research Record 2468: 138-146
  6. Currie, G., Burke, M. and Delbosc, A. (2014) ‘Performance of Australian Light Rail and Comparison with U.S. Trends’ Transportation Research Record, 2419:11-22.
  7. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2014) ‘Assessing Bus Rapid Transit System Performance in Australasia’. Research in Transportation Economics, 48:142-151.
  8. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2014) ‘Changing demographics and young adult driver license decline in Melbourne, Australia (1994-2009)’, Transportation 41(3):529-542. (Impact factor 1.657)
  9. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G (2014) ‘Using discussion forums to explore attitudes toward cars and licensing among young Australians’. Transport Policy 31C: 27-34. (Impact factor 1.492)
  10. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. And Shiwakoti, N. (2014). ‘Improving Bus Bridging Responses via Satellite Bus Reserve Locations’ Journal of Transport Geography, 34C:202-210 (Impact factor 2.650)
  11. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc A. And Shiwakoti, N. (2014) ‘Social Media Use during Unplanned Transit Network Disruptions: A Review of Literature’. Transport Reviews 34(4):501-521. (Impact factor 2.903)
  12. Delbosc, A. (2013) ‘Household composition and within-household car saturation in Melbourne’. Transport Policy 25:94-100. (Impact factor 1.718)
  13. Schmitt, L., Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2013)  ‘Measuring the impact of unfamiliar transit travel using a university access survey’,  Transport Policy, 30:301-307. (Impact factor 1.718)
  14. Currie, G., Delbosc, A., Harrison, S. and Sarvi, M (2013) ‘Impact of crowding on streetcar dwell time’ Transportation Research Record, 2535:100-106. (Impact factor 0.442)
  15. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2013) ‘Disruption recovery in passenger railways – an international survey’ Transportation Research Record. 2353:22-32. (Impact factor 0.442)
  16. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2013) ‘Causes of youth licensing decline: a synthesis of evidence’ Transport Reviews, 33(3): 271-290. (Impact factor 1.887)
  17. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2013) ‘Exploring Comparative Ridership Drivers of Bus Rapid Transit and Light Rail Transit Routes’ Journal of Public Transportation, 16(2): 47-65.
  18. Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Mahmoud, S. (2013). ‘Factors Influencing Young Peoples’ Perceptions of Personal Safety on Public Transport’ Journal of Public Transportation, 16(1): 1-20.
  19. Delbosc, A. (2012) ‘The role of well-being in guiding transport policy’, Transport Policy, 23:25-33 (Impact factor 1.171)
  20. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2012) ‘Modelling the causes and impacts of personal safety perceptions on public transport ridership’ Transport Policy, 24:302-309. (Impact factor 1.171)
  21. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2012) ‘Choice and disadvantage in low-car ownership households’. Transport Policy, 23:8-14 (Impact factor 1.171)
  22. Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Forbes, P. (2012) World Transit Research – Trends in Need, Supply and Use’. Transportation Research Record, 2276:1-8. (Impact factor 0.482)
  23. Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Reynolds, J. (2012) ‘Modeling Dwell Time for Streetcars in Melbourne, Australia, and Toronto, Canada’. Transportation Research Record, 2275:22-29 (Impact factor 0.482)
  24. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. And Wang, Y. (2012) ‘Proactive Recovery from Rail Disruptions Through Provision of Track Crossovers and Bus Bridging’. Transportation Research Record, 2275:68-76. (Impact factor 0.482)
  25. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2011) ‘Using Lorenz Curves to Assess Public Transport Equity,’ Journal of Transport Geography, 19:1252-1259. (Impact factor 1.706)
  26. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2011) ‘Assessing travel demand management for the summer Olympic Games’, Transportation Research Record, 2445:36-48. (Impact factor 0.482)
  27. Currie, G., Ahern, A. and Delbosc, A. (2011) ‘Exploring the Drivers of Light Rail Ridership – An Empirical Route Level Analysis of Selected Australian, North American and European Systems’, Transportation, 38(3): 545-560. (Impact factor 1.875)
  28. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2011) ‘Understanding bus rapid transit system ridership drivers: An empirical study of Australian BRT systems’, Transport Policy, 18(5):755-764. (Impact factor 1.171)
  29. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2011) ‘The spatial context of transport disadvantage, social exclusion and well-being’, Journal of Transport Geography 16:1130-1137. (Impact factor 1.706)
  30. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2011) ‘Exploring the relative influences of transport disadvantage and social exclusion on well-being’, Transport Policy, 18(4):555-562. (Impact factor 1.171)
  31. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2011) ‘Transport problems that matter – Social and psychological links to transport disadvantage’, Journal of Transport Geography, 16: 170-178. (Impact factor 1.706)
  32. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2011) ‘Exploring the trip chaining behaviour of public transport users in Melbourne’, Transport Policy, 18: 204-210. (Impact factor 1.171)
  33. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2010) ‘Bus rapid transit in Australasia: An update on progress’, Built Environment, 35: 328-343.
  34. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2010) ‘Modelling the social and psychological impacts of transport disadvantage’, Transportation, 37: 953-966. (Impact factor 1.512)
  35. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2010) ‘Exploring public transport usage trends in an ageing population’ Transportation, 37: 151-164. (Impact factor 1.512)
  36. [non-transport] Epley, N., Converse, B. A., Delbosc, A., Monteleone, G. A. and Cacioppo, J. T. (2009) ‘Believer’s estimates of God’s beliefs are more egocentric than estimates of other people’s beliefs’. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, 106: 21533-21538. (ERA A*, Impact factor 9.43)
  37. [non-transport] Delbosc, A. (2008) Social identity as a motivator in cultural festivals. Visitor Studies, 11: 3-15.

 

In Press

  1. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (in press) ‘International Variations in Perceptions of Urban Public Transport Performance – Spiral Plot Analysis’ Transportation Research Record. Accepted 4 March 2015.
  2. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (in press) ‘Does information and communication technology let youth “connect without wheels”?’ Transportation Research Record. Accepted 24 February 2015.
  3. Pender, B., Currie, G., Shiwakoti, N. and Delbosc, A. (in press) ‘Exploring the Economic Viability of Bus Bridging Reserves to Improve Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruption Response’ Transportation Research Record. Accepted 4 March 2015.

Conference Papers

  1. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (accepted) ‘Quantitative segmentation of fare evasion behaviours in Melbourne, Australia’, World Conference in Transport Research, Shanghai, China
  2. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (accepted) ‘An Empirical Model for Psychology of Deliberate and Unintentional Fare Evasion’, World Conference in Transport Research, Shanghai, China
  3. Pavkova, K., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Sarvi, M. (accepted) ‘New Methods and Metrics for Urban Transport Link Performance Using Lorenz Curves’, World Conference in Transport Research, Shanghai, China
  4. Yang, Y., Currie, G., Peel, V. and Delbosc, A. (accepted) ‘Exploring Travel Behaviours and Perceptions of Urban Public Transport by Visiting International Tourists’, World Conference in Transport Research, Shanghai, China
  5. Schmitt, L., Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (accepted) ‘Do First Trips Matter? Understanding Unfamiliar Transit Travel’, World Conference in Transport Research, Shanghai, China
  6. Pender, B., Currie, G., Shiwakoti, N. and Delbosc, A. (accepted) ‘New Methods and Perspectives in Bus Bridging Theory and Practice’, World Conference in Transport Research, Shanghai, China
  7. Delbosc, A., Currie, G., Nicholls, L. and Maller, C. (accepted) ‘The impact of a new bus route on a new suburban development in Melbourne’, Australasian Transport Research Forum, Sydney
  8. Pavkova, K., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Sarvi, M. (accepted) ‘A New Approach to Exploring the Operational Performance of Public Transport Links to Users’, Australasian Transport Research Forum, Sydney
  9. Pender, B., Currie, G., Shiwakoti, N. and Delbosc, A. (accepted) ‘Social Media: Ensuring Disrupted Commuters are Informed Commuters’, Australasian Transport Research Forum, Sydney
  10. Schmitt, L., Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2015) ‘A Network Wide Study of Unfamiliar Transit Travel Patterns Using a Major Origin-Destination Survey’ Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting
  11. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2015) ‘Qualitative Segmentation of Fare Evasion Attitudes and Behaviours’. Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting
  12. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2015) ‘International Variations in Perceptions of Urban Public Transport Performance – Spiral Plot Analysis’ Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting
  13. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2015) ‘Does ICT Let Youth ‘Connect without Wheels’?’ Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting
  14. Pender, B., Currie, G., Shiwakoti, N. and Delbosc, A. (2015) ‘Exploring the Economic Viability of Bus Bridging Reserves to Improve Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruption Response’ Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting
  15. Delbosc, A. and Rose, G. (2014) ‘Using AVI data to understand powered-two-wheeler usage patterns: A case study of toll roads in Melbourne, Australia’ Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting
  16. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2014) ‘Exploring Life Stage and Attitudes as Drivers of Licensing Decline Amongst Young People’ Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting
  17. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2014) ‘Social Media Use in Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruptions – An International Study’ Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting
  18. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2014) ‘Improving Response to Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruption: A New Method to Locate Rail-Replacement Bus Reserves’ Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting
  19. Currie, G., Burke, M. and Delbosc, A. (2014) ‘Australian light rail performance – comparison with US Trends’ Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting
  20. Rose, G. and Delbosc, A. (2014) ‘Understanding the use of powered-two-wheelers for city commuting: A case study of  Melbourne, Australia’ Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting
  21. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2013) ‘Exploring Attitudes of Young Adults toward Cars and Driver Licensing’ Australasian Transport Research Forum, Brisbane.
  22. Delbosc, A. and Rose, G. (2013) ‘Motorcycle Ridership Trends on Freeways in Melbourne’ Australasian Transport Research Forum, Brisbane.
  23. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2013) ‘Exploring trends in forced car ownership in Melbourne’ Australasian Transport Research Forum, Brisbane.
  24. Schmitt, L., Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2013) ‘Exploring first trips on public transport using a Journey Planner web survey’ Australasian Transport Research Forum, Brisbane.
  25. Rose, G. and Delbosc, A. (2013) ‘The Use of Motorcycles and Scooters in Melbourne CBD Commuting’ Australasian Transport Research Forum, Brisbane.
  26. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A., and Shiwakoti, N. (2013) ‘Short and Tweet? The Role of Social Media in Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruption Management’ Australasian Transport Research Forum, Brisbane.
  27. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A., and Shiwakoti, N. (2013) ‘Locating Bus Reserves to Minimise Response Times During Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruption’ Australasian Transport Research Forum, Brisbane.
  28. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2013) Attitudes of Young Australians toward the Environment, Cars and Driver Licensing, 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology – Symposium on the Psychology of Sustainable Mobility, Magdeburg, Germany.
  29. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2013) ‘Modelling the Psychology of Fare Evasion’ 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology – Symposium on the Psychology of Sustainable Mobility, Magdeburg, Germany.
  30. Schmitt, L., Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2013) ‘Exploring the ‘Primacy Effect’ for New Public Transport Users Using a Journey Planner Survey’ 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology – Symposium on the Psychology of Sustainable Mobility, Magdeburg, Germany.
  31. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2013) ‘Why are young people less likely to get a driving license?’ World Conference in Transport Research, Rio, Brazil.
  32. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2013) ‘Bus Bridging – The Role it Plays in Managing Unplanned Service Disruptions to Passenger Rail Networks’ World Conference in Transport Research, Rio, Brazil.
  33. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2013) ‘If you Fail to Plan you Plan to Fail: a Survey of Passenger Rail Disruption Recovery Practices’ Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  34. Schmitt, L., Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2013) ‘Exploring the Impact of Unfamiliar Transit Travel on Attitudes and Behaviour’ Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  35. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2013) ‘Investigating attitudes toward cars among young people using online discussion forums’ Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  36. Currie, G., Delbosc, A., Gelfand, S. and Sarvi, M (2013) ‘Exploring the Impact of Crowding and Stop Design on Streetcar Dwell Time’ Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  37. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2013) ‘Are changed living arrangements influencing youth driver license decline?’ Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  38. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2012) ‘Reducing Fare Evasion: Lessons From International and Cross-Disciplinary Research and Practice’, Design & Crime Conference, Sydney.
  39. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2012) ‘Crime and Antisocial Behaviour on Public Transport : A Review of Evidence and Mitigation Strategies’, Design & Crime Conference, Sydney.
  40. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G (2012) ‘Using online focus groups to understand the licensing and travel decisions of young people.’ Australasian Transport Research Forum, Perth.
  41. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2012) ‘Planning for the Unplanned: An International Review of Current Approaches to Service Disruption Management.’ Australasian Transport Research Forum, Perth.
  42. Schmitt, L., Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2012) ‘Do First Trips Matter? Exploring First Impressions of Public Transport’. Australasian Transport Research Forum, Perth
  43. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc A. And Wang, Y. (2012) ‘The Impacts of Track Crossover Provision on Rail Disruption Performance’. Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  44. Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Forbes, P. (2012) ‘Understanding the Supply, Use and Need for Transit Research’. Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  45. Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Reynolds, J. (2012) ‘Factors Affecting Streetcar Dwell Time in Melbourne and Toronto’. Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  46. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2011) Using Lorenz Curves To Assess Public Transit Equity’ 2011 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC
  47. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2011) ‘Exploring ridership drivers of light rail and bus rapid transit: An empirical route-level analysis’ 2011 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC
  48. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2011) ‘Travel Demand Management for the Summer Olympic Games – Approaches and Impacts’ 2011 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC
  49. Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Forbes, P. (2011) ‘Improving Transport Research Dissemination Using A Thematic Web-based Research Clearinghouse’ 2011 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC
  50. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2011) ‘Modelling the causes and consequences of perceptions of personal safety on public transport ridership’. Australasian Transport Research Forum, Adelaide Australia.
  51. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. And Wang, Y. (2011) ‘Exploring How Rail Turnouts Impact Rail Replacement Outcomes’. Australasian Transport Research Forum, Adelaide Australia.
  52. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2010) ‘Quantifying links between time poverty, well-being and social exclusion’. Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  53. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2010) ‘Exploring the separate and combined influences of transport disadvantage and social exclusion on well-being’. World Conference on Transport Research, Lisbon, Portugal.
  54. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2010), ‘Improving the value of transport research using advanced web tools to improve research dissemination’. World Conference on Transport Research, Lisbon, Portugal.
  55. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2010), ‘Exploring transport disadvantage, social exclusion and well-being in spatial context’. World Conference on Transport Research, Lisbon, Portugal.
  56. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2010), ‘Understanding ridership drivers for bus rapid transit systems in Australia’. Australasian Transport Research Forum, Canberra, Australia.
  57. Delbosc, A. and Currie, G. (2010), ‘Identifying and Addressing Equity Bias in Household Travel Surveys’. Australasian Transport Research Forum, Canberra, Australia.
  58. Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Mahmoud, S. (2010), ‘Perceptions and realities of personal safety on public transport for young people in Melbourne’. Australasian Transport Research Forum, Canberra, Australia.
  59. Stanley, J., Stanley, J., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Vella-Brodrick, D. (2009) ‘The Place of Transport In Facilitating Social Inclusion Via The Mediating Influence of Social Capital’. Thredbo 11, Delft, Holland.
  60. Currie, G. and Delbosc, A. (2009) ‘Car ownership and low income on the urban fringe – Benefit or hindrance?’ Australasian Transport Research Forum, Auckland, NZ.