Transport researcher David Hensher recognised for significant contribution


Professor at University of Sydney cited for major impact on transport and logistics.

Transport researcher David Hensher recognised for significant contribution
Influential figure: David Hensher's work has been cited 25,000 times worldwide.

 

Leading transport academic professor David Hensher has been cited for his influential impact on transport and logistics after marking a significant academic milestone.

Hensher, who leads the University of Sydney Business School’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), became only the second researcher at an Australian business school to reach 25,000 citations worldwide.

He was this week presented with the 2014 Institute of Transportation Engineers (Australia and New Zealand) Transport Profession Award recognising his "significant contribution to the development of the transport/traffic engineering profession over a sustained period".

Dean of the Business School professor Greg Whitwell says Hensher’s achievement is a "significant accomplishment".

"It clearly illustrates his major impact in the field of transport, econometrics and choice modelling," Whitwell says.

Hensher says the milestone is international recognition of the quality of research the ITLS undertakes.

"It reflects the amazing environment that we have built up over 25 years which encourages excellence by balancing teaching, quality research and community engagement," he says.

"The citations reinforce the well-known fact that the ITLS is a major global player and is recognised by so many people who look to us for inspiration in our research, much of which has real policy relevance in addition to adding scientific value to the literature."

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