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Associate Professor, Civil Struct & Env. Engineering, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Caulfield is an Associate Professor and and Head of Discipline in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Since joining the Department Dr Caulfield has embarked on an intensive research program addressing global issues such as the environmental impacts of transport and methods to reduce the carbon impacts of transport and in 2017 he addressed the Irish Citizens Assembly on this topic. He recently provided advice to the Climate Change Advisory Council on pathways to decreasing transport emissions by 2030. Dr Caulfield is currently a member of the Steering Group for the review and update of the GDA Transport Strategy with the National Transport Authority.

Dr Caulfield has published over 180 papers in these areas in high impact international journals and international conferences and to date has been awarded aprox. €3.4 million in research funding (from EPA, SFI, FP7, CEDR, TII, DTTAS and RSA). He currently has 4 PhD students and 4 postdoctoral researchers in his research group.

Dr Caulfield also a member of a number of National and International research groups and is the former Chair of the Irish Transportation Research Network and was a member of the executive committee of the Universities Transport Studies Group as well as several committees at the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C.

He is a Senior Editor of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (impact factor: 14.982) and an Editor of Transport Policy (impact factor: 4.674). He is a member of the International Editorial Board of Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (impact factor: 5.495), Case Studies on Transport Policy (impact factor: 1.038), and the Journal of Transport Geography (impact factor: 4.986).


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    Associate Professor, Civil Struct & Env. Eng, Trinity College Dublin