As a Senior Research Fellow with the Urban Research Program (Griffith University) in 2004, the researcher undertook a community mapping exercise in three communities in the south-west of Brisbane. That project was a mixed methods investigation into the relationship between transport disadvantage and social disadvantage. The research was based on a participatory community mapping method that allowed local residents to identify challenges and generate solutions to entrenched transport infrastructure and transport service issues.
 
The PhD research will return to one of the 2004 case study communities to undertake a longitudinal study of the interplay between transport disadvantage and social disadvantage. The theoretical interest in the current study is the contribution (positive and negative) that social capital makes to mobility, transport access and transport disadvantage.

Advisors: Prof Neil Sipe

Project members

Laurel Johnson

PhD candidate