Dr Kiron Chatterjee

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  • Qualifications:PhD, BEng (Hons), FHEA, PG Cert
  • Position:Associate Professor in Travel Behaviour
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 82032
  • Email:Kiron.Chatterjee@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Kiron is an Associate Professor in Travel Behaviour and member of the Centre for Transport & Society. He joined UWE Bristol in September 2003 after starting his career at the University of Southampton. He is joint leader for UWE's Architecture, Built Environment and Planning (Unit of Assessment 13) submission for REF 2021.

Kiron's research seeks understanding of the way in which people travel and how this is influenced by the transport system and social, economic and technological change. He also seeks to identify how people's access to transport and use of transport affects their life opportunities and wellbeing. He has a particular interest in using longitudinal (panel) micro-data for this research and has also pioneered the use of qualitative biographical methods.

Recent Research Projects

Transport, life opportunities and wellbeing – Kiron was Principal Investigator for the ESRC project on Commuting and Wellbeing (2016-17) and lead author of the DfT study on Access to Transport and Life Opportunities (2018-19).

Young people's travel - Kiron led an evidence review for the DfT (2016-17) on the decline in car driving of young people. He is following this up with work for the Health Foundation on transport policy measures to support the mobility of young people.

Evaluation of transport programmes - Kiron is a member of the research team evaluating the Transforming Cities Fund (2019-24). He has been guest editor of two journal special issues on evaluation (for Transport Policy and Journal of Transport and Health).

Life course perspective applied to travel behaviour - Kiron was Principal Investigator for the ESRC project on Life Transitions and Travel Behaviour (2012-14). In the cycle BOOM EPSRC project (2013-16) he conducted biographical interviews to understand the factors that influence willingness to cycle in later life.

Travel behaviour dynamics – Kiron was Principal Investigator for the EPSRC project on Travel Behaviour Dynamics (2004-06) which developed predictive models for how transport mode choices respond to a changing travel environment. More recently Kiron has collaborated with international researchers on understanding the mix of transport modes that people use in their travel routines and how these change over time.

Area of expertise

Understanding travel trends

Life-course perspective applied to travel behaviour

Transport, life opportunities and wellbeing

Sustainable urban transport

Transport modelling

Transport appraisal

Longitudinal methods

Biographical interviews

Panel data analysis

Research design and evaluation methodology

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