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Hitomi Nakanishi is an associate professor in Urban and Regional Planning, course convener of the Master of urban and regional planning and Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technology at University of Canberra. From 2002 to 2005 (October), she was at Kagawa University as a Research Assistant as well as PhD Candidate, before moving to Toyohashi University of Technology in November 2005 where she was Research Associate in Transport Planning (appointed as Assistant Professor in 2007). In 2008, she moved to Australia to join CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) as a Research Scientist of Transport Accessibility to lead the transport module of the Urban Systems Program of National Climate Adaptation Flagship. She has been at University of Canberra since 2011 where she was appointed as a course convener of newly established Master of Urban and Regional Planning, which is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. She is a member of the academic secretariat of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) Special Interest Group 1 (SIG1) Transport and Spatial Development. She is certified as the Australian Civil-Military Centre Research Multi-Use List participant. She is a member of Planning Institute of Australia ACT Committee. Her work is often highlighted by the media both nationally and internationally, including the ABC, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Japan Times.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Kagawa University

Award Date: 24 Mar 2006

Bachelor, Osaka Prefecture University

Award Date: 26 Mar 1999

External positions

Senior adjunct research fellow, Kagawa University

Visiting scholar, University College London

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Research Output

Focus on Long-Term Recovery

Nakanishi, H., 2020, In : One Earth. 2, 6, p. 3-3 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
  • Children’s travel behavior and implication to transport energy consumption of household: A case study of three Australian cities

    Nakanishi, H., 2019, Transport and Energy Research: A Behavioral Perspective. Zhang, J. (ed.). 1 ed. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, p. 129-154 26 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

  • Geodesign: A Tale of Three Cities

    Pettit, C., Hawken, S., Ticzon, C. & NAKANISHI, H., 2019, Computational Urban Planning and Management for Smart Cities. Geertman, S., Zhan, Q., Allan, A. & Pettit, C. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 139-161 23 p. (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography).

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Investigating the flood evacuation behaviour of older people: A case study of a rural town in Japan

    Nakanishi, H., Black, J. & Suenaga, Y., 5 Sep 2019, In : Research in Transportation Business and Management. p. 1-14 14 p., 100376.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)