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  • 144 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
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Rob obtained his first degree in Aerospace Engineering from The Netherlands, and later his PhD in Stakeholder Engagement and Policy analysis from Australia.  Rob has extensive knowledge and practical experience in project management, policy analysis, social network analysis, stakeholder analysis, modelling and statistics. Rob has experience working in and across multiple industries, including infrastructure, social services innovation, construction, mining, the energy and telecommunications industries, as well as higher education sector in Australia.  Rob draws upon a multi-disciplinary approach to his work and applied research.

Education/Academic qualification

Business, Doctorate, Southern Cross University

Engineering and Policy Analysis, MSc, Delft University of Technology

External positions

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University

2017 → …

Program Leader and Senior Lecturer in Project Management, Southern Cross University


Senior Research Officer, Constructions Skills Queensland


Senior Workforce Policy and Data Analyst, Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ), Australia


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stakeholder Social Sciences
road transport Earth & Environmental Sciences
public support Social Sciences
human resource Earth & Environmental Sciences
workplace Earth & Environmental Sciences
airport Earth & Environmental Sciences
air traffic Social Sciences
human resources Social Sciences

Research Output 2008 2015

  • 144 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 2 Other report
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Paper
2 Citations (Scopus)

Aviation planning policy in Australia: Identifying frames of reference to support public decision making

Kivits, R. & Charles, M. B., Aug 2015, In : Journal of Air Transport Management. 47, August, p. 102-111 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

public support
air traffic
16 Citations (Scopus)
18 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
human resource
human resources
environmental management
61 Citations (Scopus)

BIM: enabling sustainability and asset management through knowledge management

Kivits, R. A. & Furneaux, C., 2013, In : The Scientific World Journal. 2013, p. 1-14 14 p., 983721.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knowledge Management
Asset management
Knowledge management
Sustainable development
3 Citations (Scopus)

Moving towards sustainable intercity transport: a case study of high-speed rail in Australia

Charles, M. B., Ryan, N. & Kivits, R. A., 2012, In : International Journal of Sustainable Development. 15, 1-2, p. 125-147 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Queensland energy and telecommunications industry skills and workforce development report 2012

Middleton, A. & Kivits, R., Jun 2012, Queensland: Energy Skills Queensland.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access