Dr Miriam Ricci

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  • Qualifications:Ph.D in Innovation Studies; MSc in Physics
  • Position:Senior Research Fellow
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 83798
  • Email:Miriam.Ricci@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I joined the Centre for Transport & Society in 2009 where I currently work as a Senior Research Fellow. My key research interest is equitable and sustainable mobility. My areas of expertise include: qualitative research, public engagement, evaluation of sustainable mobility interventions, transport and social inclusion. My academic background is multidisciplinary. I hold a PhD in Innovation Studies and an MSc in Physics.

Current research projects:

  • Evidence review on the impacts of transport on young people's future health and well-being (funded by the Health Foundation).
  • CAPRI (funded by Innovate UK) testing and evaluating user perceptions of automated pods.
  • REPLICATE (funded by the European Commission) evaluating smart mobility interventions in Bristol.
  • Auditing accessible walks from local rail stations (funded by Great Western Rail).

Past research projects:

  • Days Out by Train in the West of England, delivering free rail travel to disadvantaged communities and evaluating user experience (funded by Great Western Rail).
  • Evaluation of the West of England Local Sustainable Transport Fund (funded by Department for Transport).
  • VENTURER, autonomous vehicle trial in Bristol (funded by Innovate UK).
  • EVIDENCE, evaluation of the impacts of sustainable mobility measures in urban environments (funded by the European Commission)
  • A study of economic migration to Bristol and residents' perceptions (Funded by Bristol City Council).
  • Young People Transport Behaviour in the UK (funded by Department for Transport).
  • The Bristol Method (funded by Bristol Green Capital).
  • Compilation of Transport Success Stories in Europe (funded by European Environment Agency).
  • A qualitative research project looking at transport-related social exclusion in Bristol (funded by UWE Bristol Early Career Grant).
  • Renaissance, EU-funded project aimed at implementing a series of sustainable mobility measures in Bath.

Area of expertise

Evaluation of sustainable mobility policies

Transport disadvantage and social exclusion

Self-driving vehicles

Low Carbon transport technologies and their applications in private, public transport and freight vehicles

Car Clubs and bike-sharing

Urban Freight Consolidation Centres

Stakeholder and public engagement in environmental and energy issues

Energy consumption, pro-environmental behaviour and behavioural change

Lay and expert perceptions of science and technology

Science, technology & innovation policy and governance



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