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’m married and now live in the East Sussex town of Crowborough, having decided to move out of London after 20 years. In my spare time, I still enjoy playing 5-a-side football, going to exhibitions and sports events and enjoying the beautiful Sussex countryside.