Karen LUCAS Feb 2016 140px x180pxProfessor Karen Lucas, Director of Research & Innovation / Professor of Transport & Social Analysis, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Karen has had 20 years of experience in social research in transport and is a world-leading expert in the area of transport-related social exclusion.


gina porterProfessor Gina Porter, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Durham University. Gina’s research combines ethnographic approaches with a strong interest in spatial perspectives. Her current research focuses primarily on mobility, transport and the use of mobile phones in sub-Saharan Africa.


James EvansProfessor James EvansProfessor in Geography,  School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester. James’ research explores how cities learn to become smarter and more sustainable. His current research explores the role living labs are playing in achieving smart and sustainable urban development.


Julio_Davila_photo.jpgProf Julio DávilaDirector of The Bartlett Development Planning Unit / Professor of Urban Policy and International Development, UCL. A civil engineer and urban development planner, Julio has over 25 years’ international experience in research and consultancy projects in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. His research focuses on the role of local government in progressive social and political transformation in developing countries; the governance dimensions of urban and peri-urban infrastructure (transport, and water & sanitation); the intersection between planning and urban informality; and linkages between rapid urbanisation and health.

Dr Shuaib shuaib_lwasa-264x300LwasaAssociate Professor, Department of Geography Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda. Shuaib publishes research on topics of cities and adaptation to climate change, health impacts of climate change, land and property rights, land use and landscape ecology, resource efficiency and spatial planning for sustainability.


Dr JamilJamilur Choudhury.jpgur ChoudhuryVice Chanellor, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Jamilur Reza Choudhury is a Bangladeshi civil engineer, professor, researcher, and education advocate. Before his current role, he was a former Adviser (Minister) to Caretaker Government of Bangladesh. His main interests include low-cost housing, earthquake resistant design, cyclones and storm surges, retrofitting of structures, IT Applications and Policy.

ReginaRegina Obilie Amoako-Sakyi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Regina is a Transport Geographer who has been working on child mobility issues in Ghana for over a decade now. She has also been involved in child pedestrian safety studies in urban areas and gender and rural transport services. Currently, she is working on assessing the walkability of school routes in both urban and rural school circuits in Ghana focusing on assessments by child captive walkers.

denver-nixonDr Denver NixonResearch Associate in Transport and Mobilities, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford. Denver’s broadest research interest is in the relationship between practices and habits, technological mediation, and embodied knowledge, particularly as it concerns environmental sustainability and justice. He has a substantive interest in transportation and mobilities. Prior to his role at the the Transport Studies Unit, Denver was a Sessional and 12-month Lecturer in the Environment and Sustainability program in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia.


Dr Tim Schwanen, Associate Professor in Transport Studies and Director of the Transport Studies Unit (TSU),  School of Geography and the Environment and Fellow at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford. Currently he is also Visiting Professor in Human Geography at the School of Business, Economics and Law of the University of Gothenburg.

Further, he is a Co-Director of the RCUK funded Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand, in which the TSU collaborates with SPRU at University of Sussex and the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester on issues of the emergence, diffusion and impact of low-energy innovations. In 2013-2015 Tim was the editor-in-chief of Journal of Transport Geography and he currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of nine academic journals in geography, transport studies and sustainability research.

ChristoDr Christo Venter, Associate Professor: Transportation Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Christo is a civil engineer with 20 years’ experience in transportation planning, transport modelling and public transport operations. He has a main focus on travel behaviour research and activity-based modelling.  He is a registered professional engineer, Member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) and serves on various local and international editorial panels and research fora.

Jen O'BrienDr. Jennifer O’Brien, Director of Social Responsibility / Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester.  Dr. Jennifer O’Brien is a Lecturer in Human Geography and Director of Social Responsibility for the School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester. Jen is a development geographer specialising in health, particularly maternal child health, and has extensive field experience in the global south, particularly in rural Uganda. Her current research focuses on how informal knowledge and participatory methodologies can provide solutions to long-standing development problems

cornieCornie HuizengaSecretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT). Cornie was one of the main initiators of the SLoCaT Partnership and has been leading the development of the planning on the SLoCaT Foundation…


tanuTanu Priya UtengSenior Research Planner, Department of Mobility and Organisation, Institute of Transport Economics, Norway




sharmin-nasrinSharmin Nasrin, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh




Dr Charisma ChoudhuryDeputy Director of the Choice Modelling Centre / Lecturer in Transport Engineering and Emerging Economics, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Charisma’s key research interests include: behaviour modeling and discrete choice analysis, traffic microsimulation; transport modeling using big data sources and transportation in developing countries. Over her career she was won a number of awards including the Faculty for the Future Aware and Gordon Newell Memorial Price.

Professor Albert Abane, Lead Consultant, Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Albert is a scholar in transport geography and safety issues. He has been widely consulted in other transport related research such as childhood mobility, rural transport, mass transit and transport policy.

Dr Robin Hickman, Director of the MSc in Transport and City Planning / Senior Reader for the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. Robin research interests include transport and climate change, urban structure and travel, integrated transport and urban planning strategies, the affective dimensions of travel, discourses in travel, multi-criteria appraisal, and sustainable transport strategies in the UK, Europe and Asia.

Olivier Klein, Deputy Director of the Transport Urban Planning Economics Laboratory, ENTPE, Lyon, France. Olivier Klein has studied within the area of intercity transport infrastructures and high-speed travel practices. He is responsible for the organization of the annual symposium of this group on the theme “Mobility, Differentiations and Inequalities”.

Daniel Oviedo Hernandez, Research Assistant, Development Planning Unit, UCL. Daniel has been involved in many urban and interurban transportation projects in Colombia. His research interest is in the field of urban transport management in developing countries, taking into account social elements such as inequality, accessibility and poverty.

Dr Charles Ojima Asenime, Senior Lecturer in Transport Planning, Lagos State University, Nigeria

Jose Bienvenido Biona, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, De La Salle University, Philippines

Pascal PochetENTPE