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Professor of Air Transport Policy, De Montfort University

I am an economist and my research interests are at the interface of economics and transport policy. This has involved aviation and surface transport and specifically the implementation of market-based instruments. The focus of my research has been to provide evidence for policy initiatives at local, national and international level. Specific areas include: regulation and deregulation, the growth in low cost carriers, airport ground access, transport and sustainability and the role of car parking policy, road pricing, the workplace parking levy, road safety, gender and transport and the air cargo sector.

I am Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Research in Transportation Business and Management, Elsevier and Associate Editor of the Journal of Transportation Planning and Technology, Taylor and Francis. I am also book series editor of Transport and Sustainability, Emerald and Contemporary Issues in Air Transport, Elsevier.

I have published over 120 peer reviewed academic Journal papers, presented over 120 peer reviewed conference papers and written, co-written and edited 16 books.

I was appointed to sit on the Airport Terminals and Ground Access, Technical Activities Council Committee, Aviation Group, AV050, Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington D.C. Post held: 15 April 2019 – 14 April 2022 and selected as member of the Academic Expert Framework for the Commission for Integrated Transport, 2005-2009.

I am a Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Conference on Transport Research Society, Topic Area Manager for Area G: Transport Planning and Policy, World Conference on Transport Research Society and Chair of the World Conference on Transport Research Society Special Interest Group (SIG 10) Urban Transport Policy and Planning. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT).

I have supervised 20 PhD students to successful completion and am currently supervising Nicolette Formosa winner of the L’Oréal UNESCO for Women in Science, The Royal Academy, May 2018. In May 2019 I gave Oral Evidence to both the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise, and to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, Scottish Parliament on the workplace parking levy.


  • –present
    Professor of Transport Policy, Loughborough University