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Brett Smith

Dr Brett Smith

Lecturer
Management and Organisations (UWA Business School)

Contact details
Address
Management and Organisations (UWA Business School)
The University of Western Australia (M261)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3979
Fax
+61 8 6488 5554
Email
brett.smith@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BA GradDipMaths E.Cowan, PhD W.Aust.
Publications
JOURNAL ARTICLES (Since 2010)

Smith, B., Olaru, D., Jabeen, F., Greaves, S. (2017) “Electric vehicles adoption: Environmental enthusiast bias in discrete choice models”, Transportation Research Part D, 51, pp. 290-303.

Olaru, D., Mulley, C., Smith, B., Ma, L. (2017) “Policy-led selection of the most appropriate empirical model to estimate hedonic prices in the residential market”, Journal of Transport Geography, 62, pp. 213-228.

Sun, Y., Olaru, D., Smith, B., Greaves, S., and Collins, A. (2017) “Road to autonomous vehicles in Australia: an exploratory literature review”, Road and Transport Research, 26(1), 34-47

Lin, T. G., Xia, J. C., Robinson, T. P., Olaru, D., Smith, B., Taplin, J., & Cao, B. (2016). Enhanced Huff model for estimating Park and Ride (PnR) catchment areas in Perth, WA. Journal of Transport Geography, 54, 336-348.

Bonnel, P., Bayart, C., & Smith, B. (2015) “Workshop Synthesis: Comparing and Combining Survey Modes”, Transportation Research Procedia 11, 108-117.

Simon, A., Bartle, C., Stockport, G., Smith, B., Klobas, J. E., & Sohal, A. (2015) “Business leaders’ views on the importance of strategic and dynamic capabilities for successful financial and non-financial business performance”, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 64(7), 908-931.

Smith, B. and J. Taplin (2015) “Derivation of demand elasticities from travel choice elasticities Journal of Transport Economics and Policy 49(1): 81–99 (A, IF 1.182)

Brennan, M., D. Olaru and B. Smith (2014)"Are exclusion factors capitalised in housing prices?" Case Studies on Transport Policy 2(2): 50-60

Olaru, D., Smith,B. Xia, J., Lin, T (2014) “Travellers' attitudes towards Park-and-Ride (PnR) and choice of PnR station: Evidence from Perth, Western Australia” Procedia, Social and Behavioural Sciences accepted 16-7-14

Smith B, Olaru D, (2013), "Lifecycle stages and residential location choice in the presence of latent preference heterogeneity" Environment and Planning A 45(10) 2495 – 2514

Olaru D, Smith B and Taplin, J.H.E. (2011) ‘Residential Location and Transit-Oriented Development in a New Rail Corridor’ Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

Smith, B., Z. Abdoolakhan and J. Taplin (2010) “Demand and choice elasticities for a separable product group." Economics Letters 108(2): 134-136.



JOURNAL ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW

Jabeen F., Olaru D. and Smith, B. (under review) Combining samples to offset nonresponse and respondent biases, Case Studies in Transport Policy

Wang and Smith (under review) An Availability Design for Air Ticket Choice to Capture Upsell and Recapture Rates when Multiple Decision Rules are Applied, Journal of Choice Modelling






CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS (Since 2010)

Huang, Y., Smith, B., Olaru, D. (2016) “Heterogeneous Substitution Patterns based on Current Mode Choice”, Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Transport Research Forum, 16-18 November, Melbourne, Australia.

Huang, Y., Smith, B., Olaru, D. (2016) “Do commuters behave consistently when identifying their preferred and least preferred mode within the context of uncertainty?”, Paper presented at the World Conference in Transportation Research, 10-15 July, Shanghai, China.

Chen, C., Xia, J.(C.), Smith, B., Olaru, D., Taplin, J., Han, R. (2016) “Influence of variability of travel time on train station choice for park-and-ride users”, Paper presented at the World Conference in Transportation Research, 10-15 July, Shanghai, China.

Olaru, D. and Smith, B. (2015) “Integrating a Stated Choice Component with a Household Travel Survey”, In the Proceedings of the Australasian Transport Research Forum, 30 September-2 October, Sydney, Australia.

Jabeen, F., Smith, B., Olaru, D., and Greaves, S. (2015) “Electric Vehicles Adoption: Environmental Enthusiast Bias in Discrete Choice Models”, In the Proceedings of the Australasian Transport Research Forum, 30 September-2 October, Sydney, Australia.

Huang, Y., Smith, B., Olaru, D., Taplin, J. (2015) “On the buses or on the clock? An error components diagnostic of commuters’ time of departure and mode choices in the context of uncertainty”, paper presented at the International Association of Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR) meeting, Windsor, July 19-23, UK.

Huang, Y., Smith, B., Olaru, D., Taplin, J. (2015) "Modelling travellers’ choice between park-and-ride and other modes of travel to work in the context of uncertainty", paper presented at the International Choice Modelling Conference, Austin, May 9-13, USA.

A Chen, C., Xia, J. C., Smith, B., Olaru, D., Taplin, J., & Han, R. (2015). Influence of Parking on Train Station Choice under Uncertainty for Park-and-ride Users. Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 5126-5133.

Olaru, D., Jabeen, F. Smith, B. (2014) “Combining samples to offset nonresponse and respondent biases”, The 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods (ISCTSC), Leura, Australia, 16-21 November.

Huang, Y., Olaru, D., Smith, B. (2014) “Using Leximancer to understand travellers’ preferences for Park-and-Ride facilities”, The 32nd Conference of the Australian Institutes of Transport Research, Sydney, Australia, 17-18 February.

Olaru, D., Smith, B. and Xia, C. (2013)“Ticket to Ride: Factors Affecting Park-and-ride Travel in Perth, WA” Paper presented at the 41st European Transport Conference, Frankfurt
Brennan, M., Smith, B. and Olaru, D.(2013). “Can Exclusion be Priced?” Paper presented at the World Conference of Transportation Research, Rio, Brazil.

Wang, J., B. Smith and M. Qiu (2013). “Passenger segments and their fare class choice behaviour on competitive routes in south China”. Paper presented at the World Conference of Transportation Research, Rio, Brazil.

Jabeen, Olaru Smith, Branul & Spiedel (2013),Electric Vehicle Battery Charging Behaviour: Findings from a driver survey, Paper presented at the 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum, Brisbane, Australia

Jabeen, F., Olaru, D., Smith, B., Speidel, S., and Bräunl, T. (2012) “Acceptability of Electric Vehicles: Findings from a Driver Survey”, Paper presented at the 35th Australasian Transport Research Forum, September 26-28, Perth, Australia.

Smith, B., Taplin, J., and Olaru, D. (2012) “Estimation of demand elasticities based on a mode choice model”, Paper presented at the 13th International Conference of the Association for Travel Behaviour Research, Toronto, Canada, 15-20 July.

Olaru, D. and Smith, B. (2012) “Consistency of relocation decisions and attitudes towards the built environment”, Paper presented at the 13th International Conference of the Association for Travel Behaviour Research, Toronto, Canada, 15-20 July.

Olaru, D and Smith, B. (2012) “Life cycle stages and residential location choice in the presence of latent preference heterogeneity” (Poster session at the 91st Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C.

Olaru, D. and Smith, B. and Wang J. (2011) “Optimal discrete choice experimental designs using genetic algorithms”, paper presented at the International Choice Modelling Conference, Oulton Hall, UK, July 4-6 (A).

Smith, B. and Olaru, D. (2011) “Validating stated preference surveys through the use of hedonic regression models with an application to housing prices around transit oriented developments”, paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment “Urban Transport 2011”, Pisa, Italy, June 6-8.

Olaru, D., Smith, B. (2011) “Life cycle stages and housing decisions”, New Urbanism and Smart Transport Conference, September 26-27, Perth, Australia.

Syminton, Olaru, and Smith (2010) Housing prices around Transit Orientated Developments, paper presented at the 6th PATREC Research Forum, Perth, September 2010 – awarded C.Y. O’Conner prize for best paper

PATREC POLICY REPORTS

Babb, C., Smith B. and Biermann, S. (2015) “TOLLS, TAXES OR TRAVELSMART? - Travel demand management solutions for congestion” PATREC Perspective Series available at http://www.patrec.uwa.edu.au/publications#perspectives

Smith, B., Olaru, D., Huang, Y., and Biermann, S. (2015) “Stated Preference Surveys - Experimental Design”, Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) Report for the WA Department of Planning (DoP), 54pp., available at http://www.patrec.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/2753529SP_final_report_10Feb15_Public_version.pdf.

Smith, B. (2015) Sketch Planning Evaluation Framework.WP6 Mass Rapid Transit for Perth & Peel @ 3.5 Million and Beyond

Babb and Smith (2014) PATREC TDM Review Matrix Report A http://www.patrec.uwa.edu.au/announcements/congestion-abatement-through-travel-demand-management Updated 15 Jan 2015
Smith and Moniruzzaman (2014) PATREC TDM Review Matrix Report B
http://www.patrec.uwa.edu.au/announcements/congestion-abatement-through-travel-demand-management Updated 15 Jan 2015

Funding received
1.2017 Factors Affecting Travel Behaviour Change, PATREC – $20,000;

2.2017 RailSmart Wanneroo Planning Support System, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Smart Cities and Suburbs Program – $1,000,000;

3.2016 An appraisal of travel plans and voluntary behaviour change projects, PATREC - $55,000

4.2016 Addressing Future Uncertainties of Perth at 3.5 Million: What-If Scenarios for Mass Transit, PATREC - $65, 000

5.2015 Mass Transit Plan for Perth at 3.5 Million and Beyond, WA Department of Transport - $378,000

6.2018 Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Minimum Conditions for Workers in the Gig Economy, BHP Research Awards -- $10,000

7.2016 Perception of autonomous vehicles and vehicle ownership models, BHP Research Awards – $14,000.

8.2016 BHP Visiting Professor award – Prof Stephane Hess, Leeds University -- $16,000

9.2015 Structural Inequalities with Leeds University, World University Network - ₤8, 000

10.2013 Impact of light rail on residents' travel in Perth -- $14,000;

11.2012 BHP Visiting Professor award, Prof Antonio Paez, McMaster University – $22,000

12.2011 Valuation of housing and location attributes, UWA Business School – $14, 000
Industrial relevance
Brett Smith has over Seven years’ experience of teaching project management into the MBA program at the University of Western Australia Business School. In that time he has developed strong links with the Project Management Institute and with industry representatives to bring a blend of theory and practice into the classroom. ‘Brett is a fantastic lecturer. He makes the lecture interesting and relevant to real business situations, he’s funny, relaxed and respects us. A great lecturing style.’; ‘Extremely passionate about the course; facilitates student motivation and enthusiasm’ (2011 MBA student testaments).

Other areas of training include:

Modelling logistics systems
Decision making in uncertain environments
Probability and statistics
Experimental Design and Discrete Choice Modelling

Memberships
Project Management Institute - WA
Research Associate - The Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC)
Honours and awards
2015 – Lyndsay Oxlad Best Paper on Transport Modelling and Analysis presented at the Australasian Transport Research Forum, 30 September-2 October, Sydney, Australia

2012-International Association of Travel Behaviour 2011 Eric Pas Dissertation Prize. This dissertation prize recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the area of travel behaviour research worldwide that was defended and accepted for eligibility for a Ph.D. degree.

2012-University of Western Australia Business School 2011 BHP Billiton PhD Prize for the PhD thesis submitted within the business school that has made the most outstanding contribution to the relevant research field

2010-Planning and Transport Research Centre C.Y. O’Conner prize for best paper presented at the 6th PATREC Research Forum, Perth, September 2010
Teaching
Project Management
Decision Modelling
Business Statistics
Operations Research
Modelling Logistics Operations
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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