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Emeritus Professor of Transport Studies, University of Oxford

David Banister is Emeritus Professor of Transport Studies at the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) and the Transport Studies Unit. He is a Fellow of St Anne's College. He was Director of the Transport Studies Unit from 2006 until 2015, and during 2009-2010 he was also Acting Director of the Environmental Change Institute in SoGE. Until 2006, he was Professor of Transport Planning at University College London. He has been Research Fellow at the Warren Centre in the University of Sydney (2001-2002) on the Sustainable Transport for a Sustainable City project and was Visiting VSB Professor at the Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam (1994-1997). He was a visiting Professor at the University of Bodenkultur in Vienna in 2007. He was the first Benelux BIVET-GIBET Transport Chair (2012-2013).

Prof. Banister's has authored and edited 23 books that summarise his own research and some of the international projects that he has been involved with. He has also authored (or coauthored) more than 200 papers in international refereed journals, together with a similar number of other papers in journals or as contributions to books. Other outputs include research monographs (over 50), and reports for research sponsors (over 100). Over the period 2001-2014, over 120 papers have been presented at major national and international conferences.

His latest book is Inequality in Transport (Alexandrine Press, 2018).


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    Emeritus Professor of Transport Studies, University of Oxford