Tim Jones joined the Transport Studies Unit as a Research Fellow in October 2008. He shares his time between the Unit and the Department of Planning / Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) at Oxford Brookes University where he is also a lecturer and researcher in transport planning. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from the University of Wolverhampton and an MA in Environmental Management from Birmingham City University. Tim completed his PhD at Oxford Brookes University in 2008 on the impact of the National Cycle Network on cycling at the neighbourhood level.
Prior to 2002, he worked for several years as a consultant for transport consultancy firms on travel demand management and sustainable tourism projects in the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland. He also worked for the national environmental regeneration agency, Groundwork, working with communities to enable and to promote sustainable practice.
His research interests include: international transport policy and practice; transport, energy and carbon reduction; land use planning and the relationship between urban form and travel behavior; the contribution of non-motorised / active travel towards health, well-being, liveability (inc. social capital) and sustainability; lifestyle and psychosocial factors affecting travel behavior; urban street design and the shared space concept; mobile methodologies; transport and social inclusion particularly in relation to young people's mobility; psychogeography and everyday travel.
Tim is currently working with TSU on the on the EPSRC funded iConnect (Impact of COnstructing Non-motorised Networks and Evaluating Changes in Travel). This aims to measure and evaluate the changes in travel, physical activity and carbon emissions related to Sustrans' Connect2 project and other physical interventions.
He is also co-investigator at Oxford Brookes on the EPSRC funded Understanding Walking and Cycling (UWAC) project which aims to develop a better understanding of the complex ways in which households and individuals make everyday travel decisions about short trips in urban areas. The research adopts a mixed methodology, but with the main emphasis on in-depth qualitative research of households in four different geographical locations.
Tim is an associate lecturer at the Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University, where he leads the 'International Transport Planning: Policy and Practice' module and contributes to other modules which are part of the MSc in Transport Planning degree.
- Pooley, C., Horton, D., Scheldeman, G., Tight, M., Harwatt, H., Jopson, A., Jones, T. and Chisholm, A. (article in press) Household decision-making for everyday travel: a case study of walking and cycling in Lancaster (UK). Journal of Transport Geography.
- Jones, T. (article in press) Book Review: The Cultures of Alternative Mobilities: Routes less travelled. Edited by Phillip Vannini Ashgate, London (2009) Transport Reviews.
- Jones, T. (2009) Book review: After The Car, Dennis K. & Urry J. Polity Press, Cambridge (2009). pp180. RRP (Pbk) £14.99, ISBN-978-0-7456-4422-6. Journal of Transport Geography, 17: 512-513.
- Parkin, J., Ryley, T. and Jones, T. (2007) Barriers to cycling: an exploration of quantitative analyses. In, Horton, D., Rosen, P. & Cox, P. (eds.) Cycling and Society. London: Ashgate. pp. 83-96.
- Jones, T. (2007) Parental attitudes towards child cycling mobility for the journey to school. Report produced on behalf of SUSTRANS UK.
- Jones, T. (2005) Oxford Brookes University Brookes Bus User Survey. Produced on behalf of Oxford Brookes University.
- Jones, T. and Headicar, P. (2004) Oxford Park and Ride User Survey. Produced on behalf of Oxford City Council.
- Jones, T. (2003) From mud to Macadam - the impact of recreational cycling on utility cycling in the UK. Proceedings of Velo-city 2003 Paris.
- Headicar, P., Jones, T., et al (2002) The treatment of rural issues in local transport plans. Produced on behalf of The Countryside Agency.
Recent Conference Papers
- Shaw, B., Watson, B. and Jones, T. (2010) A poverty of mobility? Children's independent mobility in England and Germany 2010 compared with 1990 and 1971. Child in the City 5th International Conference. 27th-29th October 2010, Florence.
- Pooley, C., Jones, T. et al. (2010) Can increased walking and cycling really contribute to the reduction of transport-related carbon emissions? Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual International Conference 1st-3rd September 2010, London.
- Jones, T., Pooley, C., Chisholm, A., Horton, D. and Scheldeman, G. (2010) Understanding walking and cycling: interim findings from a multi-method approach to investigate household decision making in relation to short journeys in urban areas. World Conference on Transport Research, Lisbon, 11th-15th July 2010.
- Jones, T. (2010) Effects of urban traffic-free paths on everyday cycling. World Conference on Transport Research, Lisbon, 11th-15th July 2010.
- Jones, T. (2009) The role of urban traffic-free paths in getting people on bicycles. Paper presented as part of Sustainable Transitions, Culture and Values theme at Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference. 26th-28th August 2009, Manchester.
- Jones, T. (2009) Understanding walking and cycling: a multi-method approach to investigating household decision making in relation to short journeys in urban areas. Paper presented at Cycling and Society Research Group Symposium, University of Bolton, 7th September 2009.