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Chris De Gruyter

Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow, RMIT University

Chris De Gruyter is a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. He is currently undertaking a four-year research program that is exploring the impacts of new development on public transport.

Prior to joining RMIT University, Chris was a Research Fellow and Deputy Director in the Public Transport Research Group at Monash University. He also worked in transport planning for 12 years, both with the Victorian government and in consulting. In 2015, Chris received the Emerging Transport Professional of the Year Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Australia and New Zealand Section.

Chris’ wider research interests span the areas of travel demand management, public transport and land use planning.


  • 2018–present
    Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow, RMIT University
  • 2015–2018
    Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Monash University
  • 2013–2015
    Transport Consultant, UrbanTrans
  • 2006–2013
    Senior Transport Planner, AECOM
  • 2003–2006
    TravelSmart Project Officer, Department of Transport
  • 2002–2003
    Cadet Traffic Engineer, GTA Consultants


  • 2015 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2006 
    Monash University, Master of Transport
  • 2002 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM)
  • Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Member, World Society for Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR)

Research Areas

  • Transport Planning (120506)
  • Transport Engineering (090507)
  • Urban Analysis And Development (120507)