Adrian Davis

adrian davis

Dr Adrian Davis FFPH,

Professor of Transport & Health

Biography

School of Health & Social Welfare, Open University 1994-1999
- Trained in Public Health
- Research children's independent mobility decline (Hillman hypothesis) 4 subsequent peer reviewed papers
- Wrote first Medical Association report on Road Transport and health globally for the British Medical Ass. in 1997

Transport Studies Group, University of Westminster 1999-2005
- Councillor understanding of health impacts of transport, funded by DfT New Horizons

Bristol City Council Public Health Evidence Advisor 2008-18
- Designed city-wide 20mph programme as public health intervention
- Started translational research 1 page summaries of road transport topics https://travelwest.info/essentialevidence
- Designed Lifecourse workstream for Local Sustainable Transport Fund for West of England highway authorities

University of the West of England, Visiting Professor 2012-
- Commenced series of YouGov studies on public attitudes and reported behaviours regarding 20mph speed limits

UWE Senior Research Fellow p/t 2017-
- Further research on 20mph speed limits for Scottish MSP to support Bill
- Centre Line Removal study funded by the Road Safety Trust

TRI, Edinburgh Napier University, September 2018-

Research Areas

News

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Chair of the Transport Data and Evidence Group of the Social & Systems Recovery Group
  • Chair of the Transport Working Group of the Cleaner Air for Scotland Review

 

Editorial Activity

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Transport & Health

 

External Examining/Validations

  • PhD External Examiner

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Dr of Business Administration
  • Visiting Professor
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health through Distinction

 

Date


6 results

Beyond cycle lanes and large-scale infrastructure: a scoping review of initiatives that groups and organisations can implement to promote cycling for the Cycle Nation Project

Journal Article
Kelly, P., Williamson, C., Baker, G., Davis, A., Broadfield, S., Coles, A., …Gill, J. M. (in press)
Beyond cycle lanes and large-scale infrastructure: a scoping review of initiatives that groups and organisations can implement to promote cycling for the Cycle Nation Project. British Journal of Sports Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-101447
Background/objectives: Cycling has well-established positive relationships with health. Evidence suggests that large-scale infrastructure and built-environment initiatives to ...

Moving to healthy transport: the drivers of transformational change – a view from Scotland

Book Chapter
Davis, A. L. (2020)
Moving to healthy transport: the drivers of transformational change – a view from Scotland. In M. J. Nieuwenhuijsen, & H. Khreis (Eds.), Advances in Transportation and Health (407-421). (1). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819136-1.00019-X
The need to stabilize global average temperature rises to no more than 1.5 degrees may be the driver for transformational change that will also deliver major improvements in p...

A public health approach to assessing road safety equity - The Rose cycle

Book Chapter
Pilkington, P., & Davis, A. (2019)
A public health approach to assessing road safety equity - The Rose cycle. In Measuring Transport Equity, (159-170). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814818-1.00010-X
This chapter explores challenges with assessing equity with regards to road traffic collisions (RTCs). The authors propose an approach that seeks to address not only injury ou...

Evaluation of an intervention to promote walking during the commute to work: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Journal Article
Audrey, S., Fisher, H., Cooper, A., Gaunt, D., Garfield, K., Metcalfe, C., …Procter, S. (2019)
Evaluation of an intervention to promote walking during the commute to work: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6791-4
Background: Opportunities for working adults to accumulate recommended physical activity levels (at least 150min of moderate intensity physical activity in bouts of at least 1...

Police Scotland and enforcement of 20mph speed limits in the context of the Restricted Roads (20mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill: What do the police need to do to adequately enforce 20mph speed limits?

Report
Davis, A. (2019)
Police Scotland and enforcement of 20mph speed limits in the context of the Restricted Roads (20mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill: What do the police need to do to adequately enforce 20mph speed limits?. SIPR

How commuting affects subjective wellbeing

Journal Article
Clark, B., Chatterjee, K., Martin, A., & Davis, A. (in press)
How commuting affects subjective wellbeing. Transportation, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-019-09983-9
Commuting between home and work is routinely performed by workers and any wellbeing impacts of commuting will consequently affect a large proportion of the population. This pa...