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Director, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney

David Hensher is Professor of Management, and Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS): The Australian Key Centre of Teaching and Research in Transport Management in The Business School at The University of Sydney. David is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA), Recipient of the 2009 IATBR (International Association of Travel Behaviour Research) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for his long-standing and exceptional contribution to IATBR as well as to the wider travel behaviour community, Recipient of the 2006 Engineers Australia Transport Medal for lifelong contribution to transportation, and Recipient of the 2009 Bus NSW (Bus and Coach Association) Outstanding Contribution to Industry Award. Partner in the Volvo Educational and Research Foundation Centre of Excellence in Bus Rapid Transit (2010 onwards), Former Member of the Singapore Land Transport Authority International Advisory Panel (Chaired by Minister of Transport), Honorary Fellow Singapore Land Transport Authority Academy, Past President of the International Association of Travel Behaviour Research and a Vice-Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the World Conference of Transport Research. David is the Executive Chair and Co-Founder of The International Conference in Competition and Ownership of Land Passenger Transport (the Thredbo Series), now in its 22nd year.


  • 1990–present
    Founding Director and Professor, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at The University of Sydney


  • 1973 
    University of NSW, Economics

Research Areas

  • Transport Economics (140217)