Mathew Hounsell is a Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures focusing on data analytics and developing holistic solutions for transport systems.
Mathew became a community advocate for sustainability, specialising in advocating for efficient and accessible transport networks, especially in regional NSW where minimal public transport creates barriers to accessing tertiary education, employment, health care, and social connections.
While conducting his own research into the nation's public transport network, it became obvious to Mathew that there was very little reliable data available to operators and planners. Leveraging his engineering experience, he developed ideas on using sensors and ticketing systems to extract empirical data and information on transport usage and demand.
Prior to joining ISF to further this research, Mathew worked for the software industry where he gained experience in creating Applications, Systems and Embedded Devices.