Ms. Laura Aston

Ms. Laura Aston

Postgraduate Student
Department of Civil Engineering
Clayton Campus.

Laura Aston is driven by an interest in the role of transportation in achieving sustainable objectives in the urban realm, Laura worked as a sustainability consultant before transitioning into a transport planning role with the Victorian State Government.

Laura is currently undertaking her PhD at Monash University, investigating the relationship between the transit-orientation of development and features of transport infrastructure.


  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Hons)/ Bachelor of Arts, Monash University

Awards and Prize

ITEANZ Undergraduate Student Prize for Outstanding Coursework, 2015

Engineering Excellence Award, Monash University, 2009

Professional Activites

Student Membership Representative – Institute of Transportation Engineers


Journal articles

ASTON, L., CURRIE, G. & PAVKOVA, K. 2016Does transit mode influence the transit-orientation of urban development? – An empirical study. Journal of Transport Geography, 55, 83-91.

Conference papers

ASTON, L., CURRIE, G. & PAVKOVA, K. 2015Investigating the Transit-Orientation of Existing Urban Development Around Melbourne Trams Compared to Other Public Transport Modes. Australasian Transportation Research Forum. Sydney, Australia.

Poster presentation

ASTON, L., CURRIE, G. & PAVKOVA, K. Is There a Modal Bias to the Transit-Orientation of Urban Development?  Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, 2016.

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