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How do we share the benefits of walking and cycling? lessons learned from the Active Access project.

Book Chapter
O'Dolan, C. (2013)
How do we share the benefits of walking and cycling? lessons learned from the Active Access project. In W. Gronau, W. Fischer, & R. Pressl (Eds.), Aspects of Active Travel. How to encourage people to walk or cycle in urban areas, 11-30. Verlag MetaGISInfosysteme, Mannheim
The benefits of using walking and cycling as a means of daily transport are numerous and well documented (Rabl & de Nazelle 2012, de Nazelle et al 2011, Larkin 2009, Cavill et...

An examination of UKCIP CP02 and CP09 data sets for the UK climate related to their use in building design

Journal Article
Tham, Y. W., Muneer, T., Levermore, G. J., & Chow, D. (2011)
An examination of UKCIP CP02 and CP09 data sets for the UK climate related to their use in building design. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 32, 207-228. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143624410389396
The climate is changing, both globally and in the UK. To adapt effectively, engineers and planners need as much information as possible on how the climate will evolve. The UK ...

An insight into policy transfer processes within an EU project and implications for future project design

Journal Article
O'Dolan, C., & Rye, T. (2012)
An insight into policy transfer processes within an EU project and implications for future project design. Transport Policy, 24, 273-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2012.09.006
Policy transfer is the process of applying a policy, or knowledge that informs a policy, from one setting to another. It is considered to be an effective way for cities, munic...

An assessment of cost management regimes in British rail infrastructure provision.

Journal Article
Cowie, J., & Loynes, S. (2012)
An assessment of cost management regimes in British rail infrastructure provision. Transportation, 39, 1281-1299. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-012-9389-6
Over the last decade, British railway engineering efficiency has come under close scrutiny, with general perceptions of massive maintenance cost escalations and a general lack...

Application of reset voltage feedback for droop minimization in the unidirectional current pulse transformer

Journal Article
McNeill, N., Gupta, N. K., Burrow, S. G., Holliday, D., & Mellor, P. H. (2008)
Application of reset voltage feedback for droop minimization in the unidirectional current pulse transformer. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 23, 591-599. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPEL.2007.915662
This paper investigates the application of reset voltage feedback for reducing errors due to droop in the signal derived from a current transformer sensing unidirectional curr...

Assessment of the error in the average current sensed by the unidirectional current pulse transformer

Journal Article
McNeill, N., & Gupta, N. K. (2008)
Assessment of the error in the average current sensed by the unidirectional current pulse transformer. IET Circuits, Devices and Systems, 2, 265. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-cds%3A20070226
Advantages of using a current transformer (CT) for current sensing in switched mode power converters are that galvanic isolation is inherent, losses are low, the bandwidth is ...

Assessment of efficiency of air abrasive cleaning on masonry stones and bricks using greyscale Imaging analysis.

Conference Proceeding
Reza, H., Zhang, B., & Gupta, N. K. (2015)
Assessment of efficiency of air abrasive cleaning on masonry stones and bricks using greyscale Imaging analysis. In Proc. of the Second Intl. Conf. on Advances in Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering
Advanced greyscale imaging analysis was conducted using Adobe Photoshop 6 on the surfaces of masonry stones and clay bricks, taken from old buildings, to accurately assess the...

Atmospheric emissions from shipping: the need for regulation and approaches to compliance

Journal Article
Cullinane, K., & Cullinane, S. (2013)
Atmospheric emissions from shipping: the need for regulation and approaches to compliance. Transport Reviews, 33, 377-401. https://doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2013.806604
Shipping has traditionally been viewed as the least environmentally damaging mode of freight transport. Recent studies have increasingly questioned this perception, as attenti...

Analysis of groundwater-level response to rainfall and estimation of annual recharge in fractured hard rock aquifers, NW Ireland.

Journal Article
Cai, Z., & Ofterdinger, U. (2016)
Analysis of groundwater-level response to rainfall and estimation of annual recharge in fractured hard rock aquifers, NW Ireland. Journal of Hydrology, 535, 71-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.01.066
Despite fractured hard rock aquifers underlying over 65% of Ireland, knowledge of key processes controlling groundwater recharge in these bedrock systems is inadequately const...

A note on climate change adaptation for seaports: a challenge for global ports, a challenge for global society.

Journal Article
Becker, A. H., Acciaro, M., Asariotis, R., Cabrera, E., Cretegny, L., Crist, P., …Velegrakis, A. F. (2013)
A note on climate change adaptation for seaports: a challenge for global ports, a challenge for global society. Climatic Change, 120, 683-695. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-013-0843-z
With 80 % of world trade carried by sea, seaports provide crucial linkages in global supply-chains and are essential for the ability of all countries to access global markets....
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Reduction and eradication of fuel poverty

2012 - 2012
Project to provide the services of a solar PV expert (TRI) to work with an external partner to help them to design, test, deliver, and evaluate a model focused on using existing and new PV technologie...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £5,000

SMART NETS: Signal management in real time for urban traffic networks

2001 - 2004
SMART NETS aims at enabling a significant improvement of the international state-of-the-art in real-time network-wide urban traffic control via application, demonstration, and comparative evaluation o...
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes

SeaConAZ

2015 - 2019
The SeaConAZ project represents a holistic perspective on the supply chains of consmables produced in China destined for Norweigan retailers, with references to similar structures pertaining to Swedis...
Funder: The Research Funding Council of Norway | Value: £47,505

ORIGAMI

2011 - 2013
ORIGAMI is concerned with improvements in long-distance door-to-door passenger transport chains through improved co-modality and intermodality. The project addresses the potential for greater efficien...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £506,454

Northern Maritime University

2008 - 2012
In summary, the pivotal aims of the NMU project are to: 1.    Strengthen the maritime business sector and to increase its capacity for innovation within the North Sea Region; 2.    Contribute ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £784,848

PROGRESS: Pricing road use for greater responsibility, efficiency and sustainability in cities

2000 - 2004
The overall objective of PROGRESS is 'to demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness and acceptance of integrated urban transport pricing schemes to achieve transport goals and raise revenue.' The obj...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £419,282

TABUK2 Identification, assessment & enhancement of accident date collection & analysis in KSA

2013 - 2018
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...
Funder: Tabuk University | Value: £49,867

The use & benefits of high efficacy LED lighting in education facilities

2012 - 2012
The feasibility study will cover analysis of the use of high efficacy LED’s as a main source of lighting and the most suitable forms and types of LED to be incorporated into low cost lighting fixtures
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Transport Learning

2011 - 2014
Producing and delivering training material on various aspects of sustainable transport in different convergence regions of the EU.  Napier has key role as trainer and producer of materials
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes

Tabuk University Research

2012 - 2014
The project is to investigate & model travel behaviour &  investigate attitudes for HH in Saudi Arabia (SA) taking. Although there have been a large number of research investigations in the area of tr...
Funder: Tabuk University | Value: £93,000
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The influence of illuminated road studs on safe driving behaviour

2015 - date
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...
Richard Llewellyn | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Mike Maher

Modelling and analysing cyclist road safety performance in Scotland: a safety in numbers perspective

2015 - 2019
Vulnerable Road User (VRU) road safety performance lags behind the improvements achieved among motor...
Suzanne Meade | Director of Studies: Dr Kathryn Stewart | Second Supervisor: Ian Smith

Impact of ubiquitous real-time information on bus passenger route choice

2015 - 2018
Real Time Travel Information (RTTI) systems deliver information to a wide range of travellers using different modes, with the ai...
Mr Faqhrul Islam | Director of Studies: Dr Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Andrew MacIver

Implementing urban freight policy measures: using local transport policies to support urban consolidation centres

2015 - date
Urban freight transportation (UFT) is concerned with the movement of goods in urban are...
Emine Akgun | Director of Studies: Dr Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Cowie

A case study analysis of the role of intermodal transport in port regionalisation

2009 - 2013
Dr Jason Monios | Director of Studies: Gordon Wilmsmeier | Second Supervisor: Kevin Cullinane

Impact of UberPOOL Ridesourcing Service on Public Transport

2015 - date
Mohamed Jama Mohamed | Director of Studies: Dr Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Grigorios Fountas

Shared ownership and use of vehicles in the Autonomous Vehicle era.

2017 - date
Mr. Sayed Faruque | Director of Studies: Dr Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Grigorios Fountas

Mode choice modelling using elements of MINDSPACE and structural equation modelling

2016 - 2020
Ing Augustus Ababio-Donkor | Director of Studies: Prof Wafaa Saleh | Second Supervisor: Dr Achille Fonzone

The role of technical efficiency and productivity evolution in port development: An application to the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) ports

2013 - 2018
The role of technical efficiency and product...
Shelly-Ann Julien | Director of Studies: Dr Jason Monios | Second Supervisor: Prof Tom Rye

Economic appraisal and risk analysis of construction automation

1998 - 2003
Dr Mark Taylor | Director of Studies: Prof Ian Smith
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Winner of the RISE award for Design, Innovation and Creativity

30 September 2019
The RISE Awards are the highlight of the annual Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference – and this year’s ceremony saw Edinburgh Napier’s Bernardino D'Amico and France...

Invited Keynote Speach by Professor Davis at National Active Travel Conference

11 June 2019
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...

Invited presentation by Professor Davis to the Active Scotland Development Group

10 June 2019
Invited presentation to the Active Scotland Development Group quarterly meeting which had a focus on transport for this meeting.

Chief Medical Officer's highlights Chair of Transport & Health

13 December 2018
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.

Richard Llewellyn awarded transport institution fellowship

17 October 2018
Transport Research Institute academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been awarded fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

Richard Llewellyn appointed to SEStran Board

8 August 2018
Transport Research Institute academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been appointed to serve a four-year term as a non-Councillor board member on the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) Bo...

After weeks of travel chaos, questions loom about rail privatisation

8 June 2018
On Saturday 9th June, Dr Jonathan Cowie of Edinburgh Napier University's Transport Research Institute was quoted by the i paper in a feature about the recent problems on the railways, particularly wit...

Cyclists risk nerve damage from potholes and rough roads, study finds

15 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.

Cyclists risk permanent nerve damage from bumpy roads

14 October 2017
Bike riding on cobbled, poorly maintained or potholed streets could give you permanent nerve damage, that’s the conclusion of a new study from researchers at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland wh...

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

12 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found.