Senior Lecturer


Contact Details

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University of Aberdeen: Lecturer, Geography & Environment, School of Geosciences (2013-)

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology: Postdoctoral associate, Future Urban Mobility lab (SMART-FM) (2011-2012)

University of Illinois, Chicago: PhD, Urban Planning and Policy (August 2011)

Mid-America Regional Council: Transport planner (2003-2006)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville: MSc, Urban and Regional Planning (May 2003)

Vanderbilt University: BA, Philosophy (May 1999)


Research Interests

Dr Cottrill's primary research interests span the interrelated topics of transport, individual behaviour, technology and data, linked by an underlying commitment to encouraging sustainable 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 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.

Current Research

  • PORTIS - Co-Investigator on EU Horizon 2020 funded project.
  • Trusted Things & Communities: Understanding & Enabling a Trusted IoT Ecosystem - Co-Investigator on EPSRC funded project.
  • Smart Routing - Co-Investigator on Innovate UK funded project.
  • SocialCar: Public transport + carpooling + social media crowdsourcing - Co-Investigator on EU Horizon 2020 funded project.
  • Social Media - Developing Understanding, Infrastructure & Engagement - Co-Investigator on ESRC funded project.


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Contributions to Journals


  • Cleophas, C., Cottrill, C., Ehmke, JF. & Tierney, K. 'Collaborative Urban Transportation: Recent Advances in Theory and Practice'. European Journal of Operational Research.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2018.04.037
  • Corsar, D., Cottrill, C., Beecroft, M., Nelson, JD., Papangelis, K., Edwards, P., Velaga, N. & Sripada, S. (2018). 'Build an app and they will come? Lessons learnt from trialling the GetThereBus app in rural communities'. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, vol 12, no. 3, pp. 194-201.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1049/iet-its.2016.0216
    [Online] AURA: Corsar_ITS_Manuscript_final_camera_ready_submitted.pdf
  • Philip, L., Cottrill, C., Farrington, J., Williams, F. & Ashmore, F. (2017). 'The digital divide: patterns, policy and scenarios for connecting the ‘final few’ in rural communities across Great Britain'. Journal of Rural Studies, vol 54, pp. 386-398.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.12.002
    [Online] AURA: The_digital_divide_Patterns_policy_and_scenarios_for_connect...
  • Cottrill, C., Gault, P., Yeboah, G., Nelson, JD., Anable, J. & Budd, T. (2017). 'Tweeting Transit: an examination of social media strategies for transport information management during a large event'. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol 77, pp. 421-432.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2017.02.008
    [Online] AURA: Tweeting_Transit.pdf
  • Cottrill, CD. & Thakuriah, PV. (2015). 'Location Privacy Preferences: A Survey-Based Analysis of Consumer Awareness, Trade-off and Decision-Making'. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol 56, pp. 132-148.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2015.04.005
    [Online] AURA: Cottrill_TransportationResearchPartC.pdf
  • Cottrill, CD. & Derrible, S. (2015). 'Leveraging Big Data for the Development of Transport Sustainability Indicators'. Journal of Urban Technology, vol 22, no. 1, pp. 45-64.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1080/10630732.2014.942094
  • Philip, LJ., Cottrill, C. & Farrington, J. (2015). ''Two-speed' Scotland: patterns and implications of the digital divide in contemporary Scotland'. Scottish Geographical Journal, vol 131, no. 3-4, pp. 148-170.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1080/14702541.2015.1067327 .
    [Online] AURA: 14702541_2E2015_2E1067327.pdf
  • Gault, P., Corsar, D., Edwards, P., Nelson, JD. & Cottrill, C. (2014). 'You'll Never Ride Alone: The Role of Social Media in Supporting the Bus Passenger Experience'. Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings, vol 2014, no. 1, pp. 199-212.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/1559-8918.01027
  • Cottrill, CD. & Thakuriah, P. (2014). 'Privacy in context: an evaluation of policy-based approaches to location privacy protection'. International Journal of Law and Information Technology, vol 22, no. 2, pp. 178-207.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1093/ijlit/eat014
    [Online] AURA: PrivacyInContext.pdf
  • Cottrill, CD., Pereira, F., Zhao, F., Dias, I., Lim, HB., Ben-Akiva, M. & Zegras, PC. (2013). 'Future Mobility Survey: Experience in Developing a Smartphone-Based Survey in Singapore'. Transportation Research Record, vol 2354, pp. 59-67.
    [Online] DOI: 10.3141/2354-07
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