The focus of my research is transport policy analysis. I am interested in ways of overcoming the barriers to reducing car use and improving health through increasing walking and cycling.
I have researched into the influence of car use on children’s physical activity and their use of the local environment using accelerometers and GPS monitors. I am involved in a project to examine the implications of children’s independent mobility in countries around the world. Currently I am also involved in a project to examine the health impacts of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway with colleagues in the MRC Epidemiology Unit in Cambridge and at the University of East Anglia. I led the development of the software tool AMELIA (A Methodology for Enhancing Life by Increasing Accessibility) to help make transport policies more socially inclusive.