Transport and Environmental Policy Research (TEPR) is a specialised consultancy that works to improve the environmental performance of transport. We have a comprehensive understanding of the environmental impacts of transport and of the respective policy frameworks. Our projects analyse, develop and evaluate specific transport policies and the associated policy framework, and contribute to the implementation of sustainable and low carbon transport solutions on the ground.
TEPR works on a range of sustainable transport topics, as you can see from the respective ‘Projects’, including:
- Green public procurement;
- Cycling and cycling jobs;
- Consumer information and consumer behaviour;
- Car clubs and mobility as a service;
- Low emission and low carbon cars and trucks (including electric vehicles);
- Infrastructure charging;
- Greening transport infrastructure;
- Taxes and incentives;
- Intelligent transport systems, which includes automated transport,
- Low carbon transport and sustainable transport policies more generally.
Our work involves:
- Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and information;
- Engagement with stakeholders;
- Critical reviews of reports;
- Development of case studies;
- Drafting reports; and
- Presentation of results to clients and stakeholders.
About Ian Skinner
TEPR is led by me, Dr Ian Skinner. I am an experienced transport and environmental policy professional. I have spent the last 25 years working on policies and projects that aim to improve the environmental performance of transport. I set up TEPR in 2009, where I work, either on my own, with TEPR’s Associates or with larger organisations on a range of interesting projects.
TEPR has allowed me to become involved in a wide range of interesting initiatives across different aspects of sustainable transport, including:
- Between 2014 and 2019, I was the expert evaluator for the ‘Sustainable Urban Mobility’ indicator on the European Commission’s expert panel for the European Green Capital Award and the European Green Leaf Award.
- Since 2016, I have been a member of the City of London’s Social Value Panel, which advises the City on greening its procurement policies.
- Since 2014, I have been a member of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Passenger Car Working Group and have also been a member of various LowCVP Steering Groups, particularly on consumer information.
- Since January 2019, I have been a Board member of Act TravelWise.
- I have also worked for the European Commission as an evaluator, and more recently a rapporteur, on the evaluation of Horizon 2020 projects.
I am experienced in working in a multi-stakeholder, international environment, as I have worked for organisations ranging from local authorities and NGOs, national governmental departments and agencies, through to the European institutions (Parliament, Commission and European Environment Agency) and UN Environment.
I first became interested in sustainable transport following my MSc thesis at the University of Warwick in 1991, which had focused on the development of an integrated transport strategy for the town of Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, Central England.
This led to work at the University of Kent on an ESRC-funded project to evaluate the external costs of the UK transport sector with the aim of modelling the potential impacts of marginal social cost pricing in the UK. By this point, I had decided that I wanted to make sustainable transport my career and to contribute to delivering a sustainable and low carbon transport system, which would have positive effects on people’s health and lives.
As a result, I was back studying between 1994 and 1998 at University College London for my PhD on Sustainable Transport Policy, which looked at the barriers to the implementation of sustainable transport in South East England.
A stint of nine years at IEEP in London followed, with some time spent at the institute’s Brussels office. I joined AEA as a Principal Consultant in early 2007, before setting up TEPR in 2009.
I now live in the Sussex, having decided to move out of London after 20 years. In my spare time, I still enjoy playing 5-a-side football, practicing tai chi, going to exhibitions and sports events and enjoying the beautiful Sussex countryside.
It has been a privilege and a pleasure to give guest lectures and seminars on transport and environment policy at various universities and colleges in the UK and Europe, including:
- University College London
- Oxford University
- College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium)
- Royal Holloway (University of London)
- University of Gloucestershire
TEPR works with Local Authorities, EU Institutions, NGOs, National Governments, Industry and International clients as well as on Horizon 2020 projects. If you would like to talk to us about making transport more sustainable in the future, call TEPR today on +44 (0)7521 063324.