Skip to main content

Dr Ali Ardeshiri

029 385 5084

Dr Ali Ardeshiri is a Senior Research Associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW and a member of the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI). Before joining UNSW, Ali worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute for Choice - University of South Australia. As an urban economist and a choice modeller, his primary research interest mainly focuses on studying the human preferences and behaviour towards any given urban, environmental and resource program and policies.

His key research interests include:

  • Behavioural analysis
  • Transport and land use planning
  • Housing search and neighbourhood preferences
  • Tourism and destination choice
  • Resource and energy economics

Projects he is currently undertaking and looking to continue include:

  • Housing, Neighbourhood & Life Course: Understanding Housing Milestone Decision Making
  • Placemaking and the future of cities
  • Energy Management and Smart Distribution Systems
  • NSW Energy Efficiency Decision Making Node CRC for Low Carbon Living – Consumer Attitudes, Opinions, and Preferences for Electric Vehicles and EV Charging Stations
  • Understanding Consumers Ranking of Factors Considered as Barrier to accept Financial Advice
  • National Freight Data Requirement Study
  • Consumer Insights on Shop Trading Hours
  • Policy on Geographical Indications
  • NSW National Park Visitation, understanding resident’s preference for visiting a National park
  • New South Wales Beach Erosion Control Valuation Study
  • Pathways to Market: Transforming Food Industry Futures through Improved Sensing, Provenance and Choice

Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Shiraz University and a PhD in Planning from Newcastle University (UK).

Selected Publications

Working Papers

Ardeshiri A; Hossein Rashidi T, 2020, COVID-19 and Government Regulations for Risk Mitigation: A Lifestyle Adaptation and Preferences Study, http://dx.doi.org10.13140/RG.2.2.28406.01609/1