Rafael began his postgraduate studies at the University of Tasmania receiving an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) to investigate how wellbeing theory can influence the implementation and construction of bicycle infrastructure and networks. He joined the Centre in 2015 to continue his research with a focus on simulated environments and transit bike paths. Rafael’s career highlight was being invited to speak at Velo-City Global (the premier international bicycle transit conference) held in Adelaide 2014.
Prior to joining the Centre Rafael had over 10 years’ experience as an Architect and Interior Designer creating commercial and domestic spaces in Australia and abroad. He completed both his Bachelor of Interior Design and Master of Architecture at the Queensland University of Technology where he won a number of awards including; the final year Interior design prize, and the fifth year architectural prize.
Contact Rafael at Rafael.Upcroft@research.usc.edu.au