Joined the Transport Operations Research Group (TORG) in the (then) Department of Civil Engineering at Newcastle University in October 1989. After working as a Research Associate, Neil joined the academic staff in 1997 as a Lecturer in Transport Studies.
His research focus is to conduct empirical investigations of attitudinal and behavioural responses to technology-based travel demand management strategies which aim to reduce congestion and atmospheric pollution and improve road safety. This is illustrated by the current Foot_LITE Project which is developing, demonstrating and evaluating an on-board driver assistance device to encourage safe and efficient driving.
Member of the Institution of Highways and Transportation, from 1992 and NE Branch Committee since 2001.
Member of the International Association of Travel Behaviour Research.