Our current research comprises four main themes with multiple projects linked to these:

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Energy & Environment

Work in this research theme is concerned with reduced energy consumption, behavioural change and socio-technical transitions towards low-carbon, energy efficient transport systems.

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Governance &
Public Policy

Work in this research theme is concerned with planning, policy and governance with regard to transport.

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Culture & Society

People's movements through time and space and the social consequences of their mobility and immobility is a key feature of this research theme.

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Health & Wellbeing

The contribution of active travel to public health and sustainable urban development, and the relationships between transport and wellbeing are key concerns within this theme.

Short-course Programme

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We run Oxford University's innovative short-course programme Global Challenges in Transport that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in sustainable transport. Sessions are led by distinguished experts and use a combination of lectures, discussions and practical workshops for early career and senior professionals.

Next course: New Technologies and Changing Behaviours (14-17 Mar 2017)

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Graduate Research

Copenhagen cyclist. © Yannick Cornet

The TSU hosts a number of postgraduate doctoral students who are working with our academic staff and researchers on a diverse set of projects linked to our research themes.

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Events

  • TSU Seminar Series 2017: A life course perspective: new mobilities and demography | 24 January 2017, 4pm | School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Featuring guest speakers Prof Dr Joachim Scheiner (Technische Universitat, Dortmund) and Clare Sheffield (Policy Analysis Manager, Transport for London). Chaired by Dr Tim Schwanen (TSU).
  • Green and Smart Transport | 30 January 2017, 1-2pm | Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Professor Jianping Wu, Director of Future Transport Research Centre of Tsinghua-Cambridge-MIT at Tsinghua University in Beijing. | This talk will introduce some of the recent researches in Future Transport Research Centre at Tsinghua University. It covers the following 4 areas: 1) Urban traffic emission pollution control with on-line traffic management strategy; 2) The driving behaviour recognition using Big Data technologies; 3) Simulation system for autonomous driving; and 4) AlphaGo and the future urban traffic control.
  • TSU Seminar Series 2017: The mobilities of young adults in the 21st Century | 7 February 2017, 4pm | School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Featuring guest speakers Prof Ann Berrington (University of Southampton) and Jean Taylor (Senior Service Manager Policy & Partnerships, Lambeth Council). Chaired by Dr Debbie Hopkins (TSU).
  • TSU Seminar Series 2017: Mobilities for an ageing population | 21 February 2017, 4pm | School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Featuring guest speakers Associate Prof Charles Musselwhite (Swansea University) and Jane Vass OBE (Director of Policy & Research, AGE UK). Chaired by Prof David Banister (TSU).
  • TSU Seminar Series 2017: Life events and mobilities across the life course | 7 March 2017, 4pm | School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Featuring guest speakers Dr Sara Tilley (University of Edinburgh) and Emma Aldrich (Regional Programme Officer for East & Southern Africa, Marie Stopes International). Chaired by Dr Tim Schwanen (TSU).

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