Dr Juliet Jain

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  • Qualifications:PhD Science Studies (Lancs), MSc Society and Space (Bristol), BSc (Hons) Geography (London)
  • Position:Senior Research Fellow
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 83304
  • Email:Juliet.Jain@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

My research is focused on the organisation and experiences of mobility from a social science perspective, working at the nexus of everyday life, travel and digital technology.  At the Centre for Transport and Society I have promoted social science thinking and methods to better understand the intersection of transport, travel, and technologies. Key themes include:-

  • How social practices engage with technologies in the performance of place, identity and mobility.
  • Organisational futures that impact on or shape everyday mobility and connectivity. 
  • The future of work, travel and connectivity, including work-life balance.
I am developing research expertise around walking, health and creativity.  Please contact me about collaborative opportunities.


  • MODLE – Mobility On Demand Laboratory Environment in partnership with Esoterix and TSC. Funder Innovate UK.
  • 'Continuously Connected Customer - WiFi on Trains' in partnership with Chiltern Railways.  2016-2018  Funder – RSSB. Project Lead
  • Young People's Travel Behaviour – Evidence Review
  • Family Rituals 2.0 2013-2015 Funder – EPSRC (EP/K025678/1).  Co-Investigator
  • Rail passengers' travel time use in Great Britain
  • 'Ideas in Transit' 2007-2012 Funder - EPSRC.  Principle researcher
  • 'Travel Time in the Information Age' 2004-2007  Funder - EPSRC. Principle researcher


I have undertaken consultancy work for the Department of Transport, Transport Focus, and Steer Davies Gleave.


PhD Students


  • Jason Snelling 'Understanding the mobility practices of migrants and how this changes over time: A case study of Polish migrants in Bristol, UK'


  • Edward Wigley.  'Everyday time-space mobilities and religious practice and expression.
  • Thomas Calvert.  'An exploration of the urban pedestrian experience, including how it is affected by the presence of motor traffic.' (Director of Studies)
  • William (Billy) Clayton. 'Bus Tales: Travel Time Use, Technologies and the Journey Experience.'

Area of expertise

Mobility, time, and the organisation of everyday life

The interface between mobility and ICTs

The shaping of space/place and identity in a mobility context

'Performativity' and the mobile body

Actor-network theory/STS

Social theories of time and space 

Qualitative research methods (incl. mobile ethnography & creative/visual methods)


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