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Chris De Gruyter

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University

Chris De Gruyter is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. He is currently undertaking a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) titled 'Impacts of the apartment boom on public transport in Australian cities'.

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.

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


  • 2022–present
    Senior Research Fellow & ARC DECRA Fellow, RMIT University
  • 2018–2022
    Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow, RMIT University
  • 2022–2022
    Vice-Chancellor's Senior 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)

Research Areas

  • Transport Planning (120506)