Dr Caitlin D Cottrill
Director for Centre for Transport Research
Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 272819
Dr Caitlin D Cottrill is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, and serves as the Director of the Centre for Transport Research. Her primary research interests span the interrelated topics of transport, individual behaviour, technology and data, linked by an underlying commitment to encouraging sustainable, inclusive and efficient mobility. Her work has a strong focus on facilitating data sharing between transport service providers and travellers in a privacy-preserving manner, in order to encourage better decision-making. She also has interest in understanding how to enable and encourage the adoption and use of alternative energy resources in the transport sector. Application areas for these interests include emerging topics such as intelligent mobility, Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and smart cities. She has, additionally, worked to ensure that this research takes place in a multidisciplinary context, with collaborators from the areas of computing science, engineering, statistics, and information sciences.
Caitlin has been engaged in a wide range of research projects funded through bodies such as the European Commission (CIVITAS PORTIS, INCLUSION, SocialCar), EPSRC (TrustLens, RAInS), ESRC (dot.rural, Social Media – Developing Understanding, Infrastructure and Engagement), Innovate UK (Smart Routing) and RAEng (Evaluation of Public Transport Performance and Accessibility Based on Smart Card Data). Prior to joining Aberdeen, she worked as a research fellow for the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology’s (SMART) Future Mobility Lab, and as a transport planner for the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).