Phil is a Research associate within the Freight & Logistics Group at NewRail, the specialist rail unit within the University of Newcastle. He has considerable direct experience of freight and passenger rail operations in North America, the UK, Europe and Asia in relation to transport economics, train planning and traction/rolling stock investment schemes. He has more recently been involved with European projects focused on logistics systems and rail freight service development. He in involved in ongoing research and development activities focused on new rail vehicle and inter-modal technologies and cargo handling systems.
Other experience has included port and city master planning, deep sea container service development and long haul aviation operations and product development.