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Russell Thompson

Associate Professor In Transport Engineering
Infrastructure Engineering
science & technology
transportation science & technology
social sciences
business & economics
operations research & management science
engineering, civil
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Russell Thompson

Primary Interest
City Logistics
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Russell Thompson


Russell is an Associate Professor in Transport Engineering in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne in Australia. His research areas are City Logistics, Physical Internet (PI), resilient transport systems and intelligent transport systems.

He has over 20 years of experience in freight research.

Russell has been involved in a numerous local and international studies relating to urban freight, including the European Union’s Best Urban Freight Solutions (BESTUFS) project and the OECD report on urban distribution.
Russell was a founding Director and has been the Vice President of the Institute for City Logistics based in Kyoto since 1999. He is also a Team Leader of the Volvo Research and Education Foundation’s Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Urban Freight Systems. He has been involved in several studies that have estimated the economic, environmental and safety benefits of performance based standards. Russell has published over 15 books and 100 refereed publications in the field of urban freight. He is currently involved in a number of projects involving the Physical Internet.

Russell leads the Transport research program in the Centre of Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS) and coordinates projects relating to the disruption and recovery of traffic networks, traffic guidance systems and humanitarian logistics.

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Associate Professor In Transport Engineering

Infrastructure Engineering


Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Master of Engineering Science (Transport)

Monash University

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne