Professor Glenn Lyons

About me

Glenn is Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise in UWE Bristol's Faculty of Environment and Technology. In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing: (i) the sustainability of, and ongoing enhancement to, the faculty's research environment; (ii) the delivery of high quality outcomes from research in terms of new contributions to knowledge, impact beyond academia arising from the research and enrichment by research of teaching and learning; and (iii) advancing enterprising capability and behaviour amongst staff and students including external networking and partnerships.

Glenn is the Founder of the Centre for Transport & Society at UWE Bristol and was its first Director until August 2010 when he was appointed as Associate Dean. He continues his research as a member of CTS in his capacity as Professor of Transport & Society.

Alongside Glenn's research he has an active involvement within the wider transport profession. From 2000-2003 he was the Director of the Transport Visions Network which brought together some 250 young professionals from universities, public authorities and consultancies. He was the 2002/2003 Chairman of the Transport Planning Society, an organisation that promotes and supports the continuing professional development of transport planners. Concluding in 2005, Glenn chaired Bristol City Council's Best Value Review of Integrated Transport. From 2007-2010 he was Chairman of the Universities Transport Study Group in the UK. From 2008-2012 he was a Trustee of London Transport Museum Limited. Glenn became a member of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation's Council in 2014 and in June 2016 he joined the CIHT Board of Trustees. He is a member of the DfT's Joint Analysis Development Panel and sits on the RAC Foundation's Research Advisory Group. In October 2016 became a Trustee of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund.

Area of expertise

Having originally conducted research in the areas of artificial neural networks, driver behaviour and urban traffic management, the prevailing theme of his research today is transport and society. His research focuses upon the role of new technologies in supporting and influencing travel behaviour both directly and through shaping lifestyles and social/business practices. A former secondee and expert advisor to the Department for Transport's Transport Direct initiative for national travel information provision, Glenn has led major studies for the DfT and UK research councils into traveller information systems, teleworking, virtual mobility, travel time use, user innovation, road pricing, public and business attitudes to transport and future mobility.

He has been involved in a number of strategic futures studies. In 2014 he was seconded to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport in the role of Strategy Director and was responsible for leading a major piece of national work examining future demand for travel out to 2042 and its implications for policy and investment. During 2015-16 Glenn had led the CIHT FUTURES initiative involving workshops across the UK with members of the CIHT to examine the profession's views concerning future uncertainty and whether or not our existing approaches to transport analysis, policymaking and investment are fit for purpose.

Glenn's publications are shown below and further details are available on his Google Scholar Profile. His LinkedIn profile is available here.

Specific areas of expertise:

  • Transport Planning
  • Impacts of information and communications technology on personal travel
  • Traveller information services
  • Travel behaviour
  • Attitudes to transport
  • Travel demand management
  • Transport, society and lifestyles
  • Transport and social exclusion
  • Future mobility and accessibility​

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