Associate Professor Selby Coxon

Associate Professor Selby Coxon

Associate Professor Selby Coxon

Associate Dean, Graduate Research
Co-Director, Mobility Design Lab
Associate Professor, Industrial Design

Department of Design

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Selby Coxon is the Associate Dean, Graduate Research at Monash Art, Design and Architecture, an Associate Professor in the Department of Design and Co-Director of the Mobility Design Lab.

His research explores far-reaching, ambitious interventions in mobility design. In particular leveraging design to transition from carbon based energy systems and the private car to alternately powered multimodal platforms such as e-micro mobility, active mobility and shared public transport systems.

Selby has engaged with a diverse group of organisations, including Metro Trains Melbourne, Yarra Trams, Volgren, Transdev, General Motors, SNCF France and IITB India. Some projects have coalesced around Graduate Research Industry Partnerships (GRIP) such as the Sustainable Public Transport GRIP and later directorships in the Injury Prevention Grip working with Monash University Accident Research Centre and the Department of Transport and the newly formed safe sustainable and accessible Rail GRIP with the Institute of Rail Technology. Selby is the principal author of Urban Mobility Design (Elsevier 2019) and editor and contributor to the anthology; Advancing a Design Approach to Enriching Public Transport (Springer 2021).

Since 2022 Selby has been closely engaged in the Net Zero Precincts Australian Research Council  ARC as a Chief Investigator working on how design might help contribute to a transition strategy from private car use to a multi modal net zero carbon emission lifestyle for the patrons of Monash University’s Clayton Campus.

Selby is also collaborating with IRT , Sustainability Victoria and Yarra Trams in the design of infrastructure using innovative processes with recycled materials.

Selby teaches Industrial Design. He is a recipient of an Educator’s Award from the Australian Design Awards and has supervised an exceptional number of national and international design competition winners. In 2017, he received the Dean's Award for Research Excellence (ECR).

For a complete overview of Selby's publications and contributions please refer to his Research Profile

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Emergency Waiting Rooms

A co-design investigation into Emergency Department waiting rooms.


Improving blood donor retention through design.

Rail passenger boarding, alighting and dispersal experiments

Investigating how rail carriage interior design influences passenger boarding and alighting times using agent-based modelling techniques.

Urban Mobility Design

A comprehensive review of cutting-edge design work addressing key contemporary themes in mobility.

Advancing a Design Approach to Enriching Public Mobility

A collection of design related research projects from around the world.

Hobart Smarter Bus Stop and Shelter Competition

Design for a modular bus stop and shelter that promotes connection, reducing waiting anxiety and enhancing the overall travel experience.

E-Hub vehicle re-charge stations

This research project sought to speculate on how different types of mobility from bicycles to cars could share a re-charge station.

E-Scooter docking stations

Research that responds to the problem of providing re-charge docks for e-scooters when left outside stations and transportation hubs.

An Autonomous Driverless Public Transport

A wide study on the advent of an intelligently connected driverless public transport system.

Improved Passenger Dispersal on Commuter Trains

Quicker and safer trains for all.

Motorcycle Evolution

Investigating a range of issues addressing the motorcycle, from safety to new forms of manufacture.


Improving Volgren’s route bus manufacturing, performance and user experience using holistic design.

Passenger Boarding and Alighting Simulations

Exploring new techniques in agent based modelling.

Reformulating the Movement and Place framework

Making the urban environment safer and more liveable.