Christopher Charles Kissling

Adjunct Professor (part time)

Christopher's role includes: 

  • Academic Mentor for Staff and Student Research
  • Advisor for research supervision
  • Member of Research and Ethics Committee
  • Protocols for work based placements for academic credit
  • Advice on potential course and program developments

Academic Profile

Dr Kissling is a Professor Emeritus, Lincoln University, NZ. He was the Foundation Professor of Transport Studies at Lincoln University and guided the introduction of several undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in Resource Studies and Transport Logistics for that university. He has also held full time academic positions at The University of Canterbury, NZ and The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

He holds a PhD from McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1966), and is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS). His primary discipline is Transport Geography.

Local Government

He was Deputy or Acting CEO for the Canterbury United Council for three years prior to Local Government reorganisation in 1989 in NZ, with responsibilities as Director of Planning Services.

Professional Outputs/Interests

He has served as Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Transport in NZ and Chaired Sections of the Institute in the ACT in Australia and in the South Island NZ. He chaired the Canterbury Branch of the NZ Geographical Society.

He is Deputy Chairman of the Christchurch Civic Trust

Creative Outputs/Interests

He is Chairman of the Canterbury Tertiary Education Chaplaincy Committee, and a Board Member of Theology House in Christchurch.

He is active in local community affairs and writes Opinion Editorials for The Christchurch Press from time to time, particularly on transport issues and advocates for environmental protection of public green spaces.

Publications (recent) Professor Kissling co-authored, with Communications Professor (Emeritus) John Tiffin (Victoria University Wellington), a book titled Transport Communications: Understanding Global Networks Enabling Transport Services. Kogan Page, London & Philadelphia, 2007.

A framework developed in that book is used to help make sense of 40 years of change in Air Transport Services in the South Pacific published as chapter 3 in Air Transport in the Asia Pacific, David Duval, (ed), Ashgate 2014.