Dr Soufiane Boufous

Field of Research (FoR): Road Safety
Tel: +61 2 9385 6227
Email: soufiane@unsw.edu.au

Recent or suggested topics include:

  • Reporting of aviation crashes in Australian newspapers
  • Airline safety in the age of social media
  • The analysis of digital flight data to monitor the performance of flying students
  • Trends and characteristic s of runway incursions in Australia. Analysis of ATSB aviation safety investigations and reports
  • Factors that contribute to pilot shortage in Australia
  • Data integration and aviation safety

Dr Carlo Caponecchia

Field of Research (FoR): Human Factors and Safety
Tel: +61 2 9385 7184
Email: carloc@unsw.edu.au

Recent or suggested topics include:

  • Driving home drowsy: drowsiness on commuter trips
  • Validation of selection tests for trainee pilots
  • Assessing safety knowledge, skills and competencies in management
  • Assessing the validity of trainee Pilot selection tests
  • Methods for providing feedback on trainee pilot visual scanning
  • Driver distraction from smartphone use, including voice control activation
  • Driver drowsiness on short commuter trips
  • Reliability and usability of methods for understanding complex systems and incidents (eg. FRAM)
  • Evaluating methods for error and incident classification 
  • Safety management, practices and responsibilities for transnational operations
  • Aviation health and wellbeing: physical and mental health of crew and passengers
  • Improving Injury data classification and management

Associate Professor Julie Hatfield

Field of Research (FoR): Operator training and education; Human response to aircraft noise; Cycling safety.
Tel: +61 2 9385 7949
Email: j.hatfield@unsw.edu.au

Recent or suggested topics include:

  • Coaching versus instruction; which best supports trainee pilot outcomes?
  • The effect of relaxation training on response to critical situations in flight
  • Training pilot scanning patterns using attentional highlighting
  • Trends and characteristics of ground safety incidents at Australian airports
  • How do young cyclists ride? building an evidence base for riding safety education
  • Using naturalistic driving data to understand driver’s safety-relevant behaviour

Dr Tay T.R. Koo

Field of Research (FoR): Air Transportation and Freight Services, Human Geography, Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Tel: +61 2 9385 6737
Email: t.koo@unsw.edu.au

Recent or suggested topics include:

  • Modelling sustainable air travel choices and practices by consumers of aviation
  • Methods and tools for mapping spatial and temporal dynamics of the air transport-tourism system
  • Commercial, recreational, research-based airborne drone management, policy, and governance
  • Research methods in air route development for stakeholders such as airports and tourism

Professor Gabriel Lodewijks

Field of Research (FoR): Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Tel: +61 2 9385 6767
Email: g.lodewijks@unsw.edu.au

Recent or suggested topics include:

  • Intelligent Cooperation in the Aviation Industry
  • The utilisation of automated guided vehicles in baggage handling systems
  • The impact of alternative taxi procedures on the emission of CO2 at SYD
  • The frontport concept: establishing a link between Sydney’s CBS and SYD
  • The last mile logistics; utilising drone in Sydney’s CBD
  • Optimising the storage procedure in an early baggage storage

Associate Professor Brett Molesworth

Field of Research (FoR): Personality, Abilities and Assessment, Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Computer-Human Interaction
Tel: +61 2 9385 6757
Email: b.molesworth@unsw.edu.au

Recent or suggested topics include:

  • Using EEG spectral components to assess the fatiguing effect of aircraft noise
  • Effect of tone of feedback on the performance of student pilots
  • Effect of visual and auditory feedback on student pilots’ learning outcome
  • Investigating predictors of risk in the general population and the pilot population
  • Passenger attention during in-flight safety video
  • Pilot Psychology: Health and Wellbeing

Dr Anthony Webber

Field of Research (FoR): Airline Fuel and FX Hedging; Airport Finance; Airline Finance; Airline Revenue Forecasting and Yield Modelling; Aircraft Configuration; Passenger Forecasting; Route Profitability Modelling
Tel: +61 2 9385 7186
Email: a.webber@unsw.edu.au

Recent or suggested topics include:

  • A critical assessment of the Virgin Australia Game Change Strategy
  • Towards an understanding of the trend reduction in reliability rates on key Australian domestic routes
  • An analysis of the impact of market share targeting on airline profitability in the Australian domestic market
  • Estimating the price elasticity of demand for domestic air travel through the cross-sectional impact of sector length on demand
  • An examination of the J-curve Hypothesis in a tourism context: The case of inbound and outbound tourism in the Australia-Japan market
  • Estimating the elasticity of yield to domestic capacity and the bend in the medium run airline revenue curve: The case of Qantas in the domestic market
  • The role of the Australian dollar in causing switch between domestic and overseas holidays

Associate Professor Richard CL Wu

Field of Research (FoR): Airline Management/Performance
Tel: +61 2 9385 4191
Email: c.l.wu@unsw.edu.au

Recent or suggested topics include:

  • The impact of personalised mobile marketing on passenger shopping behaviours in the airport terminal
  • Assessing the Effect of Textual and Visual Information Presentation on the Usability of Airline Web Interface with Eye-Tracker and EEG
  • The Impact of Personalised Mobile Marketing on Passenger Shopping Behaviours in the Airport Terminal
  • Understanding and Predicting Consumer Behaviour Based on an Analysis of Clickstream and Frequent Flyer Data
  • Effects of Enterprise Bargaining and Agreement Clauses on Operating Cost of Airline Ground Crew Scheduling