Professor Tim Ryley
With increasing climate change concerns, there are calls for action to reduce aviation greenhouse gas emissions. Universities are responsible for a significant amount of air travel and this study evaluates approaches to reduce aviation emissions at Griffith University. The research involved a series of semi-structured interviews with ten relevant Griffith University stakeholders and a week-long immersive digital platform discussion with 52 Griffith University staff. The following research outcomes are discussed: aviation emission targets; staff buy-in to a net zero carbon culture; technologically advanced teaching & practice; aviation emission data & monitoring; travel booking system developments; and institutional barriers to change.
Prof. Tim Ryley joined Griffith University in March 2015 as the inaugural Professor of Aviation. He is currently Head of Griffith Aviation, the largest university aviation unit in Australia with over 700 students. Prof. Ryley has over twenty-five years of transport research experience across universities in the UK and Australia. His research has typically been industry-linked, interdisciplinary and problem-based, and has increasingly focused on the environmental aspects of aviation. Collaborations have been with a wide range of industry and Government partners, including major airports and airlines.