Sae Chi

Research Fellow
The University of Western Australia

Perth, WA

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  • Conference presenting
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Dr Sae Chi is a Transport Economist at Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) at UWA. She holds a PhD in Transport Economics and is specialised in infrastructure investment assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis. Before joining PATREC, she was working as a consultant at an economics consulting firm practicing Cost-Benefit Analysis. She also has project experiences in the freight sector.

Research interests:

Cost-Benefit Analysis, infrastructure investment assessment and prioritisation, freight demand, Transport Economics and Engineering

Recent work:

  • Economic assessment of Your Move program
  • Rapid appraisal model for Active Travel Infrastructure initiatives
  • Freight intermodal demand study
  • Transport infrastructure investment assessment and prioritisation

Industry experience:

  • Economic assessment of Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor Project 
  • Freight demand modelling of Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor Project 
  • Economic assessment and prioritisations of Bruce Highway Link Flood Study 
  • Economic assessment of Hamilton Plains Flood Immunity Upgrade Project 
  • Economic assessment of Foster Road and Bruce Highway Upgrade Project 

Teaching experience (between 2014-2017):

  • EGB123 Civil Engineering Systems
  • ENB372 Design and Planning of Highways
  • ENB376 Transport Engineering
  • ENB476 Civil Engineering Design Project 

Sae identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.