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Professor of Transport and Director of Transport Research Institute
Professor of Transport & Health
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...
Downey, L. (in press). Pedestrian crashes at priority controlled junctions, roundabouts and signalised junctions: The UK case study. Traffic Injury Prevention, 20(3), 308-313. https://doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2019.1574972
Objectives: Over half of pedestrians killed and seriously injured in Great Britain in 2015 were involved in crashes at junctions. This study investigates the nature of these c...
Rye, T., & Wretstrand, A. (2019). Swedish and Scottish National Transport Policy and Spend: a Social Equity Analysis. Sustainability, 11(7), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11071894
(Article in Special Issue "Accessibility and Transportation Equity")
The topic of social equity in transport planning has been dealt with, in particular, by authors such as M...
Paths for All Partnership
A major element of the project is to help increase total physical activity time through active travel across the population. Research interests include:
- translational research to ensure the evidenc...
Scottish Funding Council
Design and construct reaction frame for undertaking vibrotactile threshold testing for hand held power tools.
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The project aims to ascertain pollution exposure on Edinburgh main roads and greener routes, and also determine the health effects of active commuting via these routes
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...
Qatar National Research Fund
Analysis of research of pedestrian movement in urban areas
It has been estimated that the annual cost of traffic accidents in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) exceeds 6 billion US dollars, in addition to other social, health, and economic impacts, such as di...
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...
Keynote speech to Scotland's premier annual active travel conference. Summarised Evidence Review findings from recent studies of most effective interventions to increase active travel and increase phy...
11 June 2019
Invited presentation to the Active Scotland Development Group quarterly meeting which had a focus on transport for this meeting.
10 June 2019
The Scotsman article by the Chief Medical Officer for her annual summary of the year included identification of my post of Professor of Transport & Health.
13 December 2018
Neil Urquhart was awarded the Best Contribution to Information Society research theme award at the University Research Conference. Dr Urquhart has applied Artificial Intelligence methods based on evol...
23 July 2017
Professor Tom Rye and Dr Jason Monios of the Transport Research Institute gave evidence at a hearing of the Scottish Parliament Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on 8th February 2017. The aim o...
8 February 2017
11 October 2016