Laura Aston is a Research Fellow in Urban Planning and Design at Monash Art, Design and
Architecture. Laura is currently working in collaboration with universities and medical research
councils in the UK and Australia to research and monitor the health-promoting benefits of cities
through their impact on active travel. She recently submitted her PhD exploring the link between
the built environment and public transport use, at the Monash University Public Transport
Laura served on the Board of the ITE-ANZ from 2016 to 2021. She is founder and co-host of the
Researching Transit podcast with Professor Graham Currie.