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 include:

Driverless Futures? (funded by ESRC)

Evaluation of the West of England Access WEST mobility programme (Bristol City Council)

Past research projects:

Review of Evidence on Impacts of Infrastructure (funded by National Infrastructure Commission)

Perceptions and experiences of side road crossings (funded by Sustrans)

Getting Research Into Practice 2 (funded by Public Health England)

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).

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). Winner of 3rd prize Community Rail Award 2017 for engaging with a diverse audience.

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 e.g. shared mobility schemes, freight consolidation, low/zero emission vehicles for collective passenger transport and freight delivery

Transport disadvantage and social exclusion

Community rail

Public understanding of connected and automated vehicles

Lay and expert perceptions of science and technology

Science, technology & innovation policy and governance

 

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