Aaron McInnes

Aaron McInnes

Aaron McInnes

  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Research Area: Transport

Why did you choose to study at MUARC as part of our Injury Prevention Graduate Research Industry Partnership (IP-GRIP)?

I am very interested in transport and mobility in general and why people use the different means of moving around within the context of their everyday lives. The ability to deep dive into a topic that I find really interesting at a University that I know very well and trust is more than ideal. The ability to work on a project to work towards solving a real world problem, while also building a diverse range of skills and a fantastic professional network.

What is your thesis topic?

I am looking into how cyclists and heavy vehicle drivers can share the road more safely.

What is your favourite thing about studying at MUARC?

There is a great network of people within MUARC, who are all very approachable, friendly and eager to assist you with any queries, issues or concerns that you might have along the way.

What advice do you have for anyone thinking about studying at MUARC?

Because of the dedication and commitment that is required to undertake a PhD, I would say firstly, identify an area within the space that you are passionate about. From there, if given the opportunity, run with it, plan your week well, be willing to work hard, don't be put off by minor setbacks in your thinking and changes to the process along the way.

What do you hope to do after graduation?

I am not sure where I see myself after graduation as it is still such a long way away. Whether I am in or out of academia, I would love to continue working towards mobility enhancement and strengthening alternative options to that of the car.