Prem Chhetri is Professor of geo-logistics at RMIT University in Australia. He was a Deputy Head for Industry Engagement at RMIT and the Program Director for Open Australia Universities. Previously he was Research Fellow and Lecturer in the University of Queensland and Spatial Information Analyst with the Brimbank City Council in Melbourne.
Prem obtained a Ph.D. in Geospatial Science from RMIT University in 2003. He holds a Master of Philosophy from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a Master Degree from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University – the two most prestigious institutions in India.
Prem is known internationally for the research in spatially-integrated analytics and urban logistics. His recent research focused on port logistics, climate change, urban modelling, tourism potential mapping, emergency response, skills and training, and the application of GIS and GPS in transport, infrastructure and logistics planning.
Prem has received a number of Australian Research Council and federal and state government grants to study quality of urban life, spatial labour markets, urban fire and emergency planning, logistics clusters, innovation and growth, and climate change and port logistics. He has published over hundred refereed papers and numerous research reports for the government and industry. His publications include: European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Maritime Policy and Management, Papers in Regional Science, Computer, Environment and Urban Systems, Tourism Geographies, Tourism Management, Transactions in GIS and Journal of Population Research.
Prem has received the RMIT University 2013 Research Excellence Award, NIGLAS Chinese Academy of Sciences Fellowship 2013, the RMIT 2009 Learning and Teaching Award, The Pope John Paul Fellowship, and the University Grant Commission Fellowship, Government of India. He was a member in the international panel of experts on the 7th RTD Framework Program of the European Commission and a contributor to two key research projects WEATHER (Weather Extremes – Impacts on Transport Systems and Hazards for European Regions) and MOWE-IT (Management of Weather Extremes on Transport Systems).
- 2013 RMIT University Research Exellance Award
- 2009 RMIT Research and Teaching Award 2009 for Innovation in Curricula, Learning and Teaching. For adopting a creative and successful research-driven approach to enhance student learning experience through visual analytics in the field of logistics and supply chain management
Fellowships and Scholarships
- Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, The University of Queensland
- ResTeach Fellowship, The University of Queensland
- 2001 McKenzie Group Scholarship
- Travel Grant by International Cartographic Association
- University Grant Commission (UGC) Fellowship, Government of India
- “His Holiness the Pope John Paul” Scholarship
- PhD, RMIT University
- Graduate Diploma in Geospatial Science, RMIT University
- Masters of Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
- Masters of Geography, The University of Delhi, India
- Bachelor of Geography, The University of Delhi, India
- Foundation Member – Spatial Science Institute Australia
- Member – IGU Commission on Tourism, Leisure and Global Change
- Australian Research Council’s Panel of Experts
- Brimbank City Council; SGS Economics and Planning, Centre for Science and Environment
- Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia
- Singh, S.,Chhetri, P. (2017). Agricultural Growth, Productivity and Change in India, Routledge, United Kingdom
- Chhetri, P.,Jayatilleke, G.,Gekara, V.,Manzoni, A.,Corbitt, B. (2016). Container terminal operations simulator (CTOS) - Simulating the impact of extreme weather events on port operation In: European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 16, 195 - 213
- Shahparvari, S.,Chhetri, P.,Abbasi, B.,Abareshi, A. (2016). Enhancing emergency evacuation response of late evacuees: Revisiting the case of Australian Black Saturday bushfire In: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 93, 148 - 176
- Mees, B.,McMurray, A.,Chhetri, P. (2016). Organisational resilience and emergency management In: Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 31, 38 - 43
- Chhetri, A.,Chhetri, P.,Arrowsmith, C.,Corcoran, J. (2016). (In Press) Modelling tourism and hospitality employment clusters: a spatial econometric approach In: Tourism Geographies, , 1 - 27
- Shahparvari, S.,Abbasi, B.,Chhetri, P. (2016). (In Press) Fleet routing and scheduling in bushfire emergency evacuation: A regional case study of the Black Saturday bushfires in Australia In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, , 1 - 21
- Shahparvari, S.,Abbasi, B.,Chhetri, P. (2016). (In Press) Possibilistic scheduling routing for short-notice bushfire emergency evacuation under uncertainties: An Australian case study In: Omega, , 1 - 22
- Singh, A.,Chhetri, P.,Padhye, R. (2016). Understanding the port- centric logistics clusters: concepts, characteristics, and measurements In: Innovative Solutions for Implementing Global Supply Chains in Emerging Markets, IGI Global, United Kingdom
- Chhetri, P. (2015). A GIS methodology for modelling hiking experiences in the Grampians National Park, Australia In: Tourism Geographies, 17, 795 - 814
- Shahparvari, S.,Chhetri, P.,Abareshi, A.,Abbasi, B.,Alahakoon, D. (2015). Multi-Objective Decision Analytics for Short-Notice Bushfire Evacuation: An Australian Case Study In: Australasian Journal Of Information Systems, 19, 133 - 151
- An Analytical Platform for the Integration of VicHealth Indicators Survey and Spatial Objective Contextual Data. Funded by: Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Grant pre-2014 from (2013 to 2014)
- Evaluating the effectiveness of fire safety programs in emergency services management. Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects via other University pre-2014 from (2012 to 2014)
- Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate. Funded by: Climate Change Adaptation Research Grant Pre-2014 from (2010 to 2012)
- Understanding the patterns, characteristics and trends in the housing sector labour force in Australia - AHURI Project 30634. Funded by: AHURI National Housing Research Program Grants pre-2014 from (2010 to 2012)
- Planning reform, land release and the supply of housing - AHURI Project 30590. Funded by: AHURI National Housing Research Program Grants pre-2014 from (2009 to 2010)
6 PhD Current Supervisions8 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions