Professor Graham Parkhurst

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  • Qualifications:DPhil Transport Geography (Oxon), MSc Human Biology (Physical Anthropology) (Oxon), BA (Hons) Psychology and Philosophy (Warks)
  • Position:Professor of Sustainable Mobility
  • Department:School of Architecture and Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 82133
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About me


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Graham has degrees in psychology (BA University of Warwick), biological anthropology (MSc University of Oxford) and transport geography (PhD University of Oxford). He is Professor of Sustainable Mobility and Director of the Centre for Transport & Society at UWE Bristol. Graham has more than two decades of experience researching and teaching transport and mobility studies. He is currently module leader for the Masters’ modules Transport Policy & Finance and Sustainable Transport Management & Operations. His current research projects consider the societal implications of autonomous (driverless) vehicles, the extent and quality of evidence to justify sustainable urban transport plan measures, and the potential for a more collective and connected transport system to reduce environmental impacts whilst furthering socioeconomic objectives.

Area of expertise

  • Transport Policy, including Sustainable Mobility Policy and Strategy
  • transport sector automationtransition to electric vehiclesbusiness models of sustainable future mobilityDecarbonisationstakeholder engagementtransport as part of the wider socioeconomic systemsocial aspects of freight transport
  • Social, economic and environmental implications of new transport technologies 
  • Transport policy measures and 'levers'
  • Intermodal and integrated transport systems
  • Public, shared and collective mobility
  • Transport sector capability and capacity to deliver sustainable mobility policy


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