Name: John Nelson

Title: Professor

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen

John Nelson holds the Sixth Century Chair of Transport Studies in the School of Engineering at University of Aberdeen and is Director of the Centre for Transport Research (CTR).  John is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney.  Prior to relocating to Aberdeen in 2007 to establish the Centre for Transport Research, John held the position of Chair in Public Transport Systems at Newcastle University.  John is the immediate past Chairman of the Universities’ Transport Study Group (UTSG) which promotes transport teaching and research across the UK and Ireland.  He served as Scientific Director for the 11th Intelligent Transport Systems European Congress (June 2016) and is a member of the Research and Evidence Group for the ongoing National Transport Strategy for Scotland Review.  John is also Series Editor for Routledge’s Transport and Mobility and Transport and Society book series.  John’s interests lie in the application and evaluation of new technologies to improve transport systems with focus on public transport and shared transport solutions, along with the policy frameworks and regulatory regimes necessary to achieve sustainable mobility.

1983 – 1986 : University of Liverpool, Department of Geography, BA Hons (2:1) Dissertation title: ‘The Tyne and Wear Metro: A study of park and ride potential’

1986 – 1987 : University of Durham, School of Education, PGCE (Geography)

1987 – 1991 : University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Department of Civil Engineering, PhD Transport Engineering (SERC Total Technology Studentship with London Regional Transport)

Thesis title: ‘Innovative bus control for congested urban corridors: the integration of convoying systems and passenger information’. Supervisor: Professor Peter J Hills

1992 :  Member of the Institution of Highways and Transportation (MIHT)

2007 : Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (FCIHT)

2007  : Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)

Appointments

2015 – present : Honorary Professor, Institute of Transport and logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney

2013 – present : Co-Director, RCUK dot.rural Digital Economy Research Hub, University of Aberdeen, UK.

2011- 2012 : Acting Director, RCUK dot.rural Digital Economy Research Hub, University of Aberdeen, UK.

2009 – present : Theme Leader, Accessibility and Mobilities, RCUK dot.rural Digital Economy Research Hub, University of Aberdeen, UK.

2008 – 2013 : Director of Research and Commercialisation, College of Physical Sciences, University of Aberdeen.

2007 – present : Professor of Transport Studies and Director, Centre for Transport Research, University of Aberdeen.

2006 – 2007 : Associate member of staff, Newcastle Centre for Railway Studies (NewRail).

2005 – 2007 :Director of Research, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University.

1999 – 2002 : Head of Transport Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

1992 – 2007 : Lecturer, Senior Lecturer (from August 2000), Professor of Public Transport Systems (from August 2004), Department of Civil Engineering (now School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences), University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

1991 – 1992 : Lecturer, Napier University, Edinburgh, Department of Civil and Transportation Engineering.

1991 – 1992 : Consultant (part-time), Ian Catling Consultancy. EC DRIVE project LLAMD (V2033); EC DRIVE project TARDIS (V1018).

1990 – 1991 : Research Associate, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Transport Operations Research Group (TORG), Department of Civil Engineering. Employed on EC DRIVE project ODIN (V1047); TRRL project ‘Case studies of effects of competition on bus operation’; Plymouth and Environs Transportation Strategy Study: Water Transportation Study.

Visiting Appointments

2015 : Visiting Professor, Institute of Transport and logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney

2011 : Visiting Professor, Institute of Transport and logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney

2007 : Visiting Professor of Transport, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University.

1998 : Visiting Professor, Institute for Transport Studies, University for Bodenkultur, Vienna (Oct-Dec).

1995 : Guest Lecturer, Department of Transport, Széchenyi István College, Györ, (April and October). Hungarian Higher Education Development Programme. (World Bank/Government of Hungary).

1994 : Guest Lecturer, Department of Transport, Széchenyi István College, Györ, (November). Hungarian Higher Education Development Programme. (World Bank/Government of Hungary).

Journal Article

Mulley C, Nelson J, and Wright S (2018) Community Transport meets Mobility as a Service: on the road to a new a flexible future Research in Transportation Economics, In Press.

Book Chapter

Nelson J (2018) Perfect information and intelligent transport systems The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics; Routledge, London, United Kingdom, 62-73.

Book

Mulley C, and Nelson J (2016) Paratransit: Shaping the Flexible Transport Future; Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley.

Book Chapter

Mulley C, and Nelson J (2016) Introduction Paratransit: Shaping the Flexible Transport Future; Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, 1-11.