Projects

Recent projects

Assessing progress in implementing the Gender Equality Act 2020

Funded byCommission for Gender Equality in Public Sector (2021-2022)
Researchers: Aida Ghalebeigi, Victor Gekara, Karen Douglas, Salvatore Ferraro, Lena Wang, Maryam Safari
Abstract: The project examines the Department of Transport’s capacity to effectively address traditional and persistent workplace gender inequalities in response to the newly enacted Gender Equality Act 2020. It identifies factors that sustain workplace gender inequalities and ways through which practices and processes could be changed to facilitate progress towards a more gender equal organisation and workplace. It provides recommendations to support the DoT’s Gender Equality Action Plan, being part of its reporting obligations to the Commission for Gender Equality in the Public Sector. The report provides sets of recommendations and required actions that DoT, and other similar organisations, can use to effectively improve workplace gender equality.

 

Understanding Skills Gaps and Training Needs in the Transport and Mobility Sector

Funded by: iMOVE CRC from (2020 - 2021)
Researchers: Victor Gekara; Darryn Snell
Abstract: The project examines the sector skills gaps and training needs with the aim of contributing to better policy and practice in the future of efficient and productive work. It will identify current and future skill needs in the transport and mobility sector, conduct a skills gap analysis, assess the training implications of emerging skills gaps, identify how T&M industries in other countries have sought to address skills challenges, and propose policy responses needed to address skill needs in Australia’s T&M industry.

 

Workforce Digital Transformation

Funded byThe Department for Employment from (2020)
Researchers: Victor Gekara; Alemayehu Molla; Darryn Snell; Stan Karanasios, in partnership with the Australian Industry Standards. 
Abstract: This project examines the impact of digital transformation on workforce skills in Australia and a select of countries internationally in order to develop policy recommendations for a national workforce digital transformation strategy. 

 

Investigation of the Impact of Age and Gender on Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Vehicle-Pedestrian Crashes in the ACT

Funded by: Justice and Community Safety Directorate - competitive from (2019 to 2020)
Researchers: Richard Tay; A. Toran Pour; S. Moridpour; A. Rajabifard
Abstract: The main purpose of this research is to explore the influence of pedestrian age and gender on the temporal and spatial distribution of vehicle-pedestrian crashes to identify the hotspots and hot times.

 

Digital Health CRC Core Participants Agreement - Umbrella Agreement

Funded by: Digital Health CRC from (2018 to 2025)
Researchers: Richard Tay

 

Reconfiguring East Asian Logistics Networks Under the OBOR Environment

Funded by: Korea National Research Foundation from (2017 to 2020)
Researchers: Prem Chhetri
Abstract: This project will help leverage the competitive strengths of companies in Asia by engaging global thought leaders on collectively harnessing BRI business potential to create new opportunities for trade, investment, technological innovation and movement of labour.

 

The Disability Skills Portfolio Scoping Project

Funded by: National Disability Services - Innovative Workforce Fund 2017 from (2018)
Researchers: Victor Gekara; Darryn Snell; Fiona Macdonald
Abstract: This report presents the findings of the National Disability Services (NDS) commissioned study into the possibility of adopting a Skills Passport for its workers.

 

Developing Appropriate Workforce Skills for Australia's Emerging Digital Economy

Funded by: National Vocational Education and Training Research (NVETR) Grant 2016 from (2016 to 2018)
Researchers: Victor Gekara; Alemayehu Molla; Darryn Snell; Stan Karanasios; Amanda Thomas
Abstract: This working paper is the first publication coming out of a project investigating the role of VET in developing digital skills in the Australian workforce, using two sectors as case studies - Transport and Logistics, and Public Safety and Correctional Services.

 

Reducing Jaywalking and Distracted Walking Behaviour at Intersections C383

Funded by: TAC Community Road Safety Grants 2017 from (2016 to 2018)
Researchers: Richard Tay; Nirajan Shiwakoti; Peter Stasinopoulos
Abstract: The aim of this study is to explore pedestrian jaywalking via video observation of an intersection in Melbourne, Victoria. It will provide useful information to develop suitable engineering, education or enforcement measures to reduce jaywalking behaviour at the intersections.

 

Identifying Vehicle-Pedestrian and Vehicle-Cyclist Traffic Conflict Hotspots Around the RMIT University City Campus

Funded by: Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Grant 2016 from (2016 to 2018)
Researchers: Richard Tay; Sara Moridpour; David Taylor
Abstract: This study developed three models using different decision trees (DTs) to identify the factors contributing to the severity of pedestrian crashes. To improve the accuracy, stability and robustness of the DTs, bagging and boosting techniques were used in this study.

 

Evaluating the Influence of Green Wave and Warning Signs on Cyclist Safety

Funded by: Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Grant 2016 from (2016 to 2018)
Researchers: Richard Tay

 

Cross-sector Skill Transferability: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Economy

Funded by: National Vocational Education and Training Research Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2015)
Researchers: Darryn Snell and Victor Gekara
Abstract: As economies change and industries are restructured, transferable skills are becoming increasingly important in assisting employees to move between occupations. This research identifies growing and declining occupations across Australia, assesses how the vocational education and training system cultivates transferable skills and explores how well workers facing retrenchment understand their transferable skills.

 

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)
Researchers: Prem Chhetri; Richard Sinnot; Lisa Thomson; Brian Corbitt; Gus Macaulay
Abstract: The development of an e-research portal that enables community planners and health practitioners to interrogate and integrate VicHealth Indicators Survey with spatial data, characterising the environmental context, will offer a significant step forward to more informed, engaged and integrated decision-making to improve health outcomes of the community.

 

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)
Researchers: Prem Chhetri

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.