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- Dr Jason Chia
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
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Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Property economics, Housing economics, Property valuation, Senior living, Young home ownership, Transport accessibility, Transport connectivity
Dr Jason Chia joined QUT as an associate lecturer in Property Economics 2017 and is currently a lecturer in Property Economics. Prior to this, Dr Jason was involved in QUT as sessional academics since 2014, while completing his PhD. He developed a more accurate tool to support transit agencies and transport planners to more accurately assess the spatial coverage of the existing transit systems, to improve the effectiveness, and to support planning and designing of new transit services and routes.
Dr Jason is a fellow if higher education academy (FHEA), who met the appropriate standards in teaching and supporting learning in higher education, under the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). Dr Jason holds the following qualifications:
- Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2017
- Bachelor of Urban Development (Quantity Surveying) First Class Honours, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2012
Dr Jason’s research interest is in urban planning and development while incorporating the concept of transportation accessibility. He is also passionate about housing economics and senior living research. Jason has demonstrated excellent proficiency in spatial analysis (i.e., ArcGIS) and choice modelling.
Dr Jason was involved in the following research projects.
Investigator – Profile Queensland Building Sector Attributable Emissions and Abatement Pathways (2018 – 2019)
A joint effort between Strategy. Policy. Research (SPR) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to deliver a clear, evidence-based assessment and projection of Queensland’s building sector in meeting a net zero emissions economy by 2050. This project is delivered for the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.
Researcher – Land Use & Public Transport Accessibility Index (LUPTAI) Model and Software Development (2017)
Commissioned by Queensland Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to conduct a technical review of the LUPTAI model. I challenged the key methodology of LUPTAI, which uses Monte Carlo simulation trials, and the derivation of the travel impediment, trip purpose weighting and exclusion probability.
Dr Jason Chia has been involved in higher education teaching since 2014 and is currently a lecturer in property economics. During this period, Jason receives high student’s perspective feedback on his teaching (an average score of 4.6 out of 5.0). Jason’s teaching philosophy is one that embraces respect, integrity and excellence. Jason creates a supportive learning environment for learners to attain knowledge. He is a firm believer of collaborative learning when students learn from one another through group discussion and forum in class. When social participation happens, students will be more interested in learning. Jason acknowledges students’ engagement will lead to successes and retainment. As a teacher, Jason is committed to creating a healthy learning environment to cultivate deep learning. Learners should not just attain knowledge, rather they should develop their personal attitudes and professional practices which reflect their own values.
Jason’s professional background is cross-disciplinary, in Urban Planning (Quantity Surveying and Property Economics) and Transport Planning and Engineering, which informs his teaching practices. Jason teaches in the following units:
UD 05 – Bachelor of Property Economics
- USB 140 – Imagine Property
- USB 141 – Building Big
- USB241 – Money and Wealth
- USB 244 – Asset Performance
- USB 344 – Property Project
EN 01 – Bachelor of Engineering
- EGB 272 – Traffic and Transport Engineering
- SEB 701 – Work Integrated Learning 1
- BEB 801 – Project 1
UD 01 – Bachelor of Urban Development
- SEB 701 – Work Integrated Learning 1
- UXB 332 – Transport Planning
Prior to his PhD studies, Dr Jason worked as a quantity surveyor (cadetship) in a consultancy firm in Brisbane, Australia. He was actively involved in measurement and pricing for one of the major mining project by Santos Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG).
He was also involved in a commercial building development project in Malaysia.
- Chia J, Lee B, (2017) An exploratory methodology to incorporate transfer location in transit spatial coverage quantification, Proceedings of the 39th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) p1-16
- Peij B, Kossinna S, Chia J, Lee B, (2017) Route choice behavior by time of day and user familiarity, Proceedings of the 39th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) p1-16
- Chia J, Lee B, Kamruzzaman M, (2016) Walking to public transit: Exploring variations by socioeconomic status, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation p805-814
- Chia J, Lee B, Han J, (2016) Cognitive mapping of transfer: A new approach to understand transfer behaviour, Australasian Transport Research Forum 2016 Proceedings p1-20
- Lee B, Zheng Z, Kashfi S, Chia J, Yi R, (2015) Observation of bus ridership in the aftermath of the 2011 floods in Southeast Queensland, Australia, Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction p382-390
- Chia J, Lee B, (2015) Variation in the walking time to bus stop by the degree of transit captivity, Proceedings of the 37th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2015) p1-16
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