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DR David Wilson




  • • Senior Research Fellow, Engineering Infrastructure, University of Melbourne,
    • Transport planner in Chicago and Los Angeles,
    • Consultant to Port of Melbourne developing computer simulation model of land-sea interface,
    • Consultant in logistics and transport to Australia Post, Australian Air Express, Kmart, Bunge Metals and Engineering, Ratio Planners,
    • Logistics manager for an iconic Australian manufacturer,
    • Senior Research Fellow - Transport Research Centre, University of Melbourne, RMIT and University of Sydney,
    • Lectured in transport planning and transport economics, logistics and supervised Masters and PhD students at RMIT University, Monash University and University of Melbourne,
    • Director of Transport in Victoria.
    • Invited lecturer, Department of Industrial Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Purdue University.
    • Research on project governance for Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. 

    Research and Publications
    Books and Chapters

    “A Spreadsheet Approach to Quantitative Business Methods”, GlenTees, Melbourne,With Flaherty J, Lombardo R, Morgan P and DeSilva B 1999
    “The Evanston Hospital Pharmacy” Chapter 18 Case Study in Kotler P, Armstrong J, Brown L, Adam S, and Chandler P, “Marketing”, Prentice Hall, 1988, 4th Edition. 

    Conference Papers
    Optimal or Historical? The Design and Evolution of Rail Transport Networks in Australia, Presented at The 30th Australian Transport Research Forum,
    September 25-27th 2007, Langham Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.
    Location Modelling in Logistics, Presented at CAITR 2004, The 26th Conference of the Australian Institutes of transport Research 8- 10th December 2004, Melbourne
    Meaning and Measurement of Value in Logistics and Supply Chain   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • University Research Grants and Consulting Projects

    • 2001    Hume Highway Freight Study, $50,000 from Worley Engineering
    • 2000    “whereveruni pilot project”, $30,000 from Vice Chancellor’s Office, RMIT
    • 1999     Digitising 1860 Map of Victoria, Parliament of Victoria, $20,000
    • 1999, 2005   Material management research, Australia Post, $40,000
    • 1998    Modelling demand for Melbourne’s parks, Parks Victoria, $40,000   


Education and training

  • MA Transport & Planning, Northwestern University
  • Phd Transport Planning, Northwestern University
  • BA (Hons), The University of Western Australia