Currently, she is working on the Early delivery of equitable and healthy transport options in new suburbs: Critical reform and tools project, which is funded by RMIT’s Urban Futures Enabling Capabilities Platform (ECP) and partner organisations. For this project, she undertakes policy, spatial and social analyses and also coordinates the project.
The project aims to produce evidence and tools to assist both the public and private sectors provide transport options to residents of Melbourne’s new suburbs as soon as they move in. It will build evidence of resident transport experiences; and develop tools to overcome legislative, procedural and funding barriers to implementing early transport delivery; as well as financial models and tools.
Prior to joining RMIT University, Annette was a Research Fellow at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, Germany. There, she was part of the research and development project “QuartiersNETZ”, which explored the involvement of older people into participative neighbourhood development as well as the development and testing of innovative senior-focused technical interaction and communication media.
She has also worked in transport and planning with the Victorian government as well as a consultant and facilitator on a range of planning related projects. Annette’s wider research interests span the areas of metropolitan governance, public participation and community engagement, transport and land use planning.