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Oxford Leadership Programme: Global Challenges in Transport

Oxford Leadership Programme: Global Challenges in Transport

New Technologies and Changing Behaviours

This course examines the evolution and uptake of contemporary mobility systems. Individual sessions will explore emerging contemporary mobility cultures in different global regions, new perspectives on the role of technology in changing behaviours and energy reduction, and the sociocultural dynamics of behaviour change.

Professor David Banister, Director, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford

David Banister is Emeritus Professor of Transport Studies at University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) and the Transport Studies Unit. 

Dr Tim Schwanen, Director, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford

Tim Schwanen is Director of the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford. Tim is one of the Deputy Directors of the RCUK funded Research Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (2013-2018). Tim's research can be positioned at the intersection of urban, transport, cultural and political and economic geography.

Edward Kellow, Kellow Learning

Edward has over 20 years’ experience in learning and development. As head of a global sustainability leadership programme, he co-ordinated and delivered training programmes around the world for business, government, academia, third sector and media organisations, including the British Council, UNDP, UNEP and World Vision UK.

Professor Denise Morrey, Oxford Brookes University

As founder member of the MobOx Foundation, Denise has focussed on transport challenges in Oxford, and the role of electric forms of personal transport in travel behaviour change. She has worked on research projects for Innovate UK, EPSRC, EU-Atlantic Area and Industry funded research projects.

Toby Park, Behavioural Insights Team 

Toby delivers policy advice and intervention design to ministers, civil servants and foreign governments in the fields of transport, energy and sustainability. With a background in engineering, and subsequently social psychology, his work relies upon the application of behavioural science to enable people to make better choices for themselves and for society.

Dr Robin Hickman, Barlett School of Planning, University College London

Robin is a Reader in Transport Planning and the City at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, and a Visiting Research Associate at the Transport Studies Unit. He previously worked in consultancy, and has research interests in sustainable transport strategies in the UK, Europe and Asia.

Graham Biggs, Corporate Communications Director, BMW


Professor Graham Parkhurst, University of the West of England

Graham has more than two decades of experience researching and teaching transport and mobility studies. He is currently module leader for the Masters’ modules Transport Policy & Finance and Sustainable Transport Management & Operations. His current research projects consider the societal implications of autonomous (driverless) vehicles.

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Cardiff University

Lorraine teaches and researches the psychological and social dimensions of environmental, risk and sustainability issues at Cardiff University. She is partner coordinator for the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and an Associate of the Sustainable Places Research Institute at Cardiff University. She is a member of the Climate Change Commission for Wales, advising Welsh Government on transport and behaviour change in relation to climate change.



Key information

Course length

Four days
Tuesday - Friday


15 - 18  March 2016


(accommodation included)

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