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  • 159 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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Research Output

  • 159 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 2 Other report
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Paper

Business Owner-Managers’ Job Autonomy and Job Satisfaction: Up, Down or No Change?

Sawang, S., O’Connor, P. J., Kivits, R. A. & Jones, P., 10 Jul 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 11, 1506.

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Open Access
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    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

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 20 Citations (Scopus)
    19 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • 69 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

    3 Citations (Scopus)