HDR Scholarship - Roadwork traffic safety models

Applications now open

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on the topic 'Roadwork traffic safety models'.

Project Supervisor


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Research topic

Roadworks is a common activity in Australian roads. Recent infrastructure development commitments from the Australian Government indicate that many Australian drivers will experience a considerable amount of travel through roadworks in the coming years. While an increase in roadworks implies an improvement in overall road infrastructure for Australia, roadworks itself attract some undesirable impacts to road users, such as delays, frustration, and safety critical incidents.

To reduce such impacts, this research will develop new fundamental models of traffic safety at roadworks so that the contexts and factors of safety events at roadworks are better understood and comprehensively addressed. Depending on applicant’s research interests and experience, changes to this proposed research topic, including working on a new topic, is possible.

Project aim

This research will generate significant knowledge in managing traffic at roadworks through development of various models of traffic safety. Utilising a range of traffic flow models and advanced econometric methods, this research will develop efficient and safer ways of managing traffic at roadworks.

Important dates

Applications close 5pm, Monday 5 August 2019


This scholarship is available over 3 years.

  • Stipend of $27,596 per annum tax exempt (2019 rate)

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic candidate
  • meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements
  • be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master's degree with a substantial research component.

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further information.

How to apply

Interested applicants should email their CV and academic transcript to Dr Ashim Debnath

Applicants invited to submit an application should apply using the expression of interest form


Contact us

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr Ashim Debnath

Dr Ashim Debnath
Senior Lecturer, Transportation Engineering
Email Ashim Debnath
+61 3 522 73528