Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Doug is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and has over 30 years experience working in academic positions, private engineering consultancies, and local and central government engineering agencies in the transportation infrastructure, traffic engineering and transport policy sector. His research interests are varied and include highway and transportation facility design, traffic safety, urban and rural transportation systems, active modes, intelligent mobility, future technologies and systems, pavement surface characteristics, transport material sustainability and resource use, recycling and the needs and design for the mobility disadvantaged. Doug has over 100 publications and is a founding member of the Transportation Research Centre (TRC) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He was seconded to the NZ Ministry of Transport as a Strategy Director in 2014, is a current Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) New Zealand Board Member and leads a NZ Transport Knowledge Hub on Resource Efficiency and Energy. He has been involved in various central and local government research projects including Future Transport Funding, Travel Demand Management and Congestion Pricing, Scoping a NZ National Transport Model, Future Transport workforce Skills and Inductive Power Transfer (wireless) charging of Electric Vehicles dynamically within roadways and the development of collaborative smart platform for Shared Autonomous Vehicles as well as many research projects on road and transportation materials.