Edinburgh Napier University is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Tom Rye as Director of the Transport Research institute (TRI). He will take up his duties in January 2015. Tom is an international expert in the field of mobility management, parking management and comparative transport policy assessment. He joins TRI after spending a period as Professor of Transport at Lund University in Sweden, during which he led the successful creation of the K2 National Knowledge Centre for Public Transport (www.k2centrum.se), a joint initiative of Sweden’s research funding agencies, national transport agency, three regional public transport bodies and three research organisations including Sweden’s national transport research laboratory. As a result of his previous teaching and research activity at Napier between 1996 and 2012 he is known throughout Scotland - as well as more widely across the rest of Europe - for his strong academic and research reputation in the area of transport policy. Tom will take overall responsibility for ensuring that TRI is internationally recognised by academics, public policy makers, the transport industry and investors and for the relevance, quality and rigour of its research and its teaching in areas that contribute to more sustainable and healthy mobility. We are delighted to welcome Tom back to Edinburgh Napier and we look forward to him leading TRI through our next stage of development.