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Associate Professor, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University

Matthew Burke is an Associate Professor in the Cities Research Institute at Griffith University.

Having previously worked in transport and land use planning at all three tiers of government, Matthew’s research is presently focused on issues of travel behavior, transport accessibility, freight systems, urban environments and the relationships between active transport, physical activity and health. Matthew’s recent research projects involve understanding children’s travel and outdoor play, exploring improved urban structures for Australian cities, and evaluating innovative transport investments.


  • 2015–present
    Associate professor, Cities Research Centre, Griffith University
  • 2012–2014
    Senior Research Fellow, Urban Research Program, Griffith University
  • 2005–2011
    Research Fellow, Urban Research Program, Griffith University
  • 2002–2004
    Senior Project Officer/Senior Advisor (Policy), Queensland Transport


  • 2005 
    University of Queensland, PhD (Planning)
  • 1997 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Planning and Design (Planning) (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Transport Planning (120506)
  • Urban And Regional Studies (Excl. Planning) (160404)
  • Urban And Regional Planning (1205)