Professor Philip Charles


School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 54356


Prof Phil Charles's research interests are in transport strategy development & implementation.

His current research projects are in the fields of:

  • Transport strategy and policy development and implementation
  • Transport operations - public transport, traffic and incident management
  • Transport system performance - road safety, traffic, public transport
  • Institutional arrangements and structuring transport agencies
  • Continuing professional development


  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers of Australia
  • Graduate Diploma, University of Technology Sydney
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (Australia)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management, University of New South Wales
  • Master of Engineering Science, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Business, Riverina College of Advanced Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of New South Wales


  • Tavassoli Hojati, Ahmad, Ferreira, Luis, Washington, Simon, Charles, Phil and Shobeirinejad, Ameneh (2016) Modelling the impact of traffic incidents on travel time reliability. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 65 49-60. doi:10.1016/j.trc.2015.11.017

  • Bagherian, Mehdi, Mesbah, Mahmoud, Ferreira, Luis, Charles, Philip and Khalilikhah, Majid (2015). Networkwide optimization of transit signal priority. In: 94th Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, DC, United States, (). 11-16 January 2015.

  • Tavassoli Hojati, Ahmad, Ferreira, Luis, Washington, Simon, Charles, Phil and Shobeirinejad, Ameneh (2014) Modelling total duration of traffic incidents including incident detection and recovery time. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 71 296-305. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2014.06.006

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  • Master Philosophy

  • (2013) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2012) Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Charles, P. M. (2005). Effective implementation of regional transport strategy. In Brebbia, C.A, Wadhwa and L.C. (Ed.), Urban Transport X1: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century 1st ed. (pp. 609-618) UK: WIT Press.

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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision