Dr Caroline Bartle

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  • Position:Research Fellow
  • Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET)
  • Telephone:+4411732 87824

About me

I joined the Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) in 2007 as a PhD researcher. My principal research interest lies in the field of sustainable and physically active forms of travel, particularly within the context of everyday urban trips.

My PhD thesis, completed in 2011, explored the influence of word-of-mouth information on travel behaviour. It drew on social-psychological theories of behaviour, focussing on the social influence effects of information-sharing amongst cyclists. Information-sharing was found to perform not only a functional role, but also a social one whereby group identification and trust reinforced positive views of cycling.  

As a Research Fellow I have undertaken a variety of research projects in CTS in the areas of travel behaviour, innovation, and the evaluation of sustainable transport programmes. Since 2013 I have been part of the CTS team evaluating Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) measures in the West of England, and the subsequent Access WEST programme. This included the LSTF Strategic Employment Sites case study evaluation conducted for the UK Department for Transport. Other projects have explored cycle commuting, and the impact of free WiFi on travel time use on trains.

Current projects

REPLICATE: REnaissance in PLaces with Innovative Citizenship And Technology

MultiCAV:  Mobility as a Service for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Access WEST programme (West of England Sustainable Travel) 

Area of expertise

Social psychology approaches to travel behaviour
Behaviour change
Sustainable transport
Evaluation of sustainable transport programmes
Qualitative research methods and analysis


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