Prof Currie is a renowned international Public Transport research leader and policy advisor with over 30 years experience. He is founder and Director of the Public Transport Research Group at Monash University which in 2015 was identified as one of the top 3 research groups in the world by an independent European review of the field. Graham has published more research papers in leading international peer research journals in this field than any other researcher in the world. In July 2016 he won the best research paper prize at the 14th World Conference on Transport Research in Shanghai. Also in 2016 he won the William W Millar prize for best research paper from the US Transportation Research Boards Annual Meeting in Washington DC, the largest transport conference in the world. This award was for a research paper ‘Development and Application of a Scale to Measure Station Design Quality for Personal Safety’ which is the subject of his presentation at the conference.
Prof Currie also won the William W Millar prize award in 2012 and is the only person in the world to win it twice.
Professor Currie specialises in research on public transport markets, route and network design in transit, transit futures and social and economic benefits of urban transit. In 2017 Professor Currie became the first Australian and one of the few non-Americans to become a Chair of a research committee at the US Transportation Research Board, part of the US National Academy of Sciences. He chairs the Light Rail Transit Systems Committee in Washington DC.