Special interest groups

As part of fostering greater cross-campus collaboration, the Urban Living theme identifies areas in which there are numerous individuals or groups already engaged in research, but in which some greater co-ordination or capacity building would be valuable. 


The group includes academic and research staff from all three faculties, representing a wide range of interests within the scope of transport in the urban world. Through a series of internal workshops the group is working towards strong interdisciplinary research funding applications. 

As of summer 2018, the SIG's focus has been incorporated into the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund activity on mobility. Once this activity comes to an end, the Transport group focus will resume as before.  


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Professor Matthew Leach

Professor of Energy and Environmental Systems

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Professor Abigail Bristow

Interim Head of School of Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Professor Scott Cohen

Professor of Tourism and Transport, School Director of Research

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Dr Suparna De

Lecturer in Computer Science

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John Doherty

Reader in Vehicle Engineering

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Professor Birgitta Gatersleben

Professor of Environmental Psychology

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Professor Patrick Gruber

Professor in Advanced Vehicle Systems Engineering, MES Director of Research

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Dr Alex Hagen-Zanker

Associate Professor in Infrastructure Systems

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Professor Klaus Moessner

Professor in Cognitive Networks

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Dr Sotiris Moschoyiannis

Reader in Complex Systems

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Dr Kavin Narasimhan

Research Fellow

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Professor Aldo Sorniotti

Professor in Advanced Vehicle Engineering, Head of the Centre for Automotive Engineering

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Dr Guohong Tian

Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering

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