Researcher biography

Dr Maisie Rahbar is a postdoc research fellow in Emerging Mobility within the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland. As a Transport Modeller with over 9 years of experience in the field of transport modelling and planning, she has been involved in a wide range of multi-disciplinary projects for clients such as state governments, delivery authorities and local councils, in Australia and internationally. Her areas of interest and expertise are broadly in the area of strategic transport modeling and planning, public transport, statistical modeling, largescale transport data analysis and modeling, and travel behavior modeling.

At UQ, she expands on her expertise through her work on the UQ Mobility as a Service (MaaS) trial known as ODIN PASS, funded by the Department of Transport and Main Road, iMove CRC, and UQ. In this trial, Maisie has been leading a research team to evaluate the impact that MaaS has on travel behaviour at UQ, as well as more broadly across Queensland. This trial will also provide detailed insight into consumer willingness-to-pay for MaaS passes/plans, as well as consumer preferences towards different transport modes such as micro-mobility.

Maisie received the BEng (Hons) degree in Transport Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2010, the MSc degree in Transport Engineering from IUST in 2012 and the PhD degree from The University of Queensland, Australia in 2020, where she was fully sponsored by the Australian Government under the Research Training Program.