Professor JOHN NELSON

Professor JOHN NELSON
BA (Liverpool), PGCE (Durham), PhD (Newcastle), FIHT, FRGS

Chair in Transport Studies

Overview
Professor JOHN NELSON
Professor JOHN NELSON

Contact Details

Telephone
work +44 (0)1224 272354
Email

Biography

  • 2011 /12: Acting Director, RCUK dot.rural Rural Digital Economy Research Hub, University of Aberdeen
  • 2011: Visiting Professor, Institute of Transport and logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney
  • 2008 – present: Director of Research and Commercialisation, College of Physical Sciences, University of Aberdeen
  • 2007 - present: Sixth Century Chair of Transport Studies and Director of the Centre for Transport Research (CTR), University of Aberdeen
  • 2005 - 2007: Director of Research, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University
  • 2004 - 2007: Professor of Public Transport Systems, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University
  • 2000 - 2004: Senior Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University
  • 1992 - 2000: Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University
  • 1991 - 1992: Lecturer, Napier University, Edinburgh, Department of Civil and Transportation Engineering
  • 1990 - 1991: Research Associate, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Transport Operations Research Group (TORG)
  • 1991: PhD Transport (SERC Total Technology Studentship with London Regional Transport) University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Department of Civil Engineering
  • 1987: PGCE (Geography), University of Durham, School of Education
  • 1986: BA Hons, University of Liverpool, Department of Geography
Research

Research Interests

My particular interest is public transport operations and management with special reference to the contribution of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). I am especially interested in the development and implementation of flexible transport systems, often referred to as Demand Responsive Transport (DRT). My other main interests embrace public transport network planning and its relationship with accessibility planning; the influence of policy frameworks and institutional structures on transport service provision; and methodologies for the evaluation of transport systems.

Current Research

  • EPSRC: Digital Economy ‘Sustainable Society’ Network+ (CI), 2012-2015
  • RCUK dot.rural Rural Digital Economy Research Hub (CI and Theme Leader for Acessibility and Mobilities), 2009-2014
  • • Flexible Integrated Transport Services (FITS) (PI), 2010-2013
  • • Informed Rural Passenger (IRP) (CI), 2010-2013
  • • Smart Micro-Logistics for Rural Environments (SMiLE) (PI), 2011-2014
  • EU: Enhanced WISETRIP (PI), 2011-2014
  • EU: European Model for Public Transport Authority as a key factor leading to transport (EPTA) (PI), 2012-2014
  • EU: Bridging Mobility Gaps: Improving Connectivity and Mobility Access (ICMA), (PI) 2008 - 2012
  • EPSRC: Regional Visions of Integrated Sustainable Infrastructure Optimised for NeighbourhoodS (ReVISIONS) (CI), 2007-2012

 

Research Students

  • Angela Curl
  • Craig Morton
  • Rob Craig
  • Andrew Millington
  • Konstantinos Papangelis
  • Milan Markovic
  • Trevor Meadows
Further Info

External Responsibilities

  • Chairman-designate, Universities’ Transport Study Group (to serve 2013 – 2016)
  • EPSRC Peer Review College
  • University representative on the Governing Board of the Northern Research Partnership (NRP) in Engineering and related disciplines (from 2011)
  • Programme Co-Chair at Digital Engagement All Hands Meeting, Newcastle, November 2011
  • Director, 44th UTSG Annual Conference, Aberdeen, January 2012
  • Editorial Board, ISRN Civil Engineering
  • Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Travel Demand Management
Publications

Publications 

update | about Staff Pages