John Nelson

John Nelson

BA (Liverpool University); PGCE (Durham University); PhD (Newcastle University); FRGS; FCIHT
Honorary Professor

Rm 378
H73 - 378 Abercrombie Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Bio

Professor John Nelson is the Sixth Century Chair of Transport Studies at the University of Aberdeen and is Director of the Centre for Transport Research (CTR) and Co-Director of the RCUK dot.rural Digital Economy Hub. He also directs the Aberdeen / Heriot-Watt node of the Transport Systems Catapult University Partner Programme. John is particularly interested in the application and evaluation of new technologies to improve transport systems as well as the policy frameworks and regulatory regimes necessary to achieve sustainable mobility. He has worked extensively on many aspects of flexible transport systems (FTS) over the last 20 years and has gained widespread experience of FTS across Europe. John Nelson is Chairman of the Universities’ Transport Study Group (UTSG), which promotes transport teaching and research across the UK and Ireland. At ITLS he is working with Prof Corinne Mulley on methods to better integrate FTS within the overall public transport offer.

Publications

2016

2
Book Section/s

Nelson J and Wright S 2016 Forthcoming 'Flexible transport management' in Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World, ed. Bliemer, M, Mulley, C and Moutou, C, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom Link

4
Journal Article/s

Morton C, Anable J and Nelson J 2016 Forthcoming 'Assessing the importance of car meanings and attitudes in consumer evaluations of electric vehicles', Energy Efficiency Link

2015

4
Journal Article/s

van der Loo S, Chen L, Edwards P, Karamperidis S, Holden JA, Kollingbaum MJ, Marqui AC, Nelson J, Norman TJ, Piecyk M and Pignotti E 2015 'Development of a Digital Tool to Overcome the Challenges of Rural Food SMEs', Scottish Geographical Journal, vol.131:3-4, pp. 212-219 Link

Galán-Díaz C, Edwards P, Nelson J and van der Wal R 2015 'Digital innovation through partnership between nature conservation organisations and academia: A qualitative impact assessment', Ambio, vol.44:4, pp. 538-549 Link

Schiffling S, Karamperidis S and Nelson J 2015 'Local Shops vs. Online Retailers: Competition or Synergy?', Scottish Geographical Journal, vol.131:3-4, pp. 220-227 Link

Curl A, Nelson J and Anable J 2015 'Same question, different answer: A comparison of GIS-based journey time accessibility with self-reported measures from the National Travel Survey in England', Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, vol.49, pp. 86-97 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Corsar D, Markovic M, Gault P, Mehdi M, Edwards P, Nelson J, Cottrill C and Sripada S 2015 'TravelBot: Journey Disruption Alerts Utilising Social Media and Linked Data?', 14th International Semantic Web Conference, Bethlehem, United States, 15th October 2015

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Papangelis K, Sripada S, Nelson J and Beecroft M 2015 'Lessons Learned from the Development of a Rural Real Time Passenger Information System', HCI International 2015 - Posters’ Extended Abstracts: International Conference, Proceedings, Part II, Los Angeles, United States, 7th August 2015 Link

Chen L, Edwards P, Nelson J and Norman T 2015 'An access control model for protecting provenance graphs', Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), 2015 13th Annual Conference on, Turkey, 23rd July 2015 Link

Valega N, Nelson J, Emele C, Norman T, Oren N, Wright S, Zeng C and Mounce R 2015 'Towards Flexible Integrated Transport Systems: Requirements Analysis for a Prototype Platform', Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, United States, 15th January 2015

2014

2
Book Section/s

Nelson J 2014 'Quality Bus Partnerships and Real time Information' in Companion to Road Passenger Transport History, ed. Mulley, C and Higginson, M, MDS Books, United Kingdom

4
Journal Article/s

Wright S and Nelson J 2014 'An investigation into the feasibility and potential benefits of shared taxi services to commuter stations', Urban, Planning and Transport Research: An Open Access Journal, vol.2:1, pp. 147-161 Link

Velaga NR, Nelson J, Papangelis K, Corsar D and Edwards P 2014 'Designing a Passenger-Centric Information Eco-System for Integrated and Flexible Transport Systems in Rural Areas', Journal of Sustainable Mobility, vol.1:2, pp. 73-82 Link

Emele D, Fukumoto M, Nelson J, Velaga N and Wright S 2014 'The design, management and operation of flexible transport systems: Comparison of experience between UK, Japan and India', Research in Transportation Economics, vol.48, pp. 330–338 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Gault P, Corsar D, Edwards P and Nelson J 2014 'Providing older adults with real-time passenger information via SMS', Mobile HCI Workshop, Toronto, Canada, 26th September 2014

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Corsar D, Edwards P, Nelson J and Papangelis K 2014 'Mobile Phones, Sensors & The Crowd: Lessons Learnt From Development of a Real-Time Travel Information System', URB-IOT '14 Proceedings of the First International Conference on IoT in Urban Space, Rome, Italy, 28th October 2014

Gault P, Corsar D, Edwards P, Nelson J and Cottrill C 2014 'You’ll Never Ride Alone: The Role of Social Media in Supporting the Bus Passenger Experience', EPIC 2014. Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings, New York, United States, 10th September 2014

Papangelis K, Chamberlain A, Velaga N, Corsar D, Sripada S, Nelson J and Beecroft M 2014 'People, Plans and Place: understanding and supporting responses to rural public transport disruption', COOP 2014 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, 27-30 May, Nice, Nice, France, 30th May 2014 Link

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Deng T and Nelson J 2013 'Bus Rapid Transit implementation in Beijing: An evaluation of performance and impacts', Research in Transportation Economics, vol.39:1, pp. 108–113 Link

Velaga N, Nelson J, Edwards P, Corsar D, Sripada G, Sharma N and Beecroft M 2013 'Development of a Map-Matching Algorithm for Rural Passenger Information Systems through Mobile Phones and Crowd Sourcing', Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, vol.27:6, pp. 732–742 Link

Ison S and Nelson J 2013 'Editorial: Universities' Transport Study Group UK Annual Conference 2012', Transportation Planning and Technology, vol.36:1, pp. 1-3 Link

Merkert R and Nelson J 2013 'Workshop 1: Performance measurement and compliance', Research in Transportation Economics, vol.39:1, pp. 46–49 Link

Nelson J and Mulley C 2013 'The impact of the application of new technology on public transport service provision and the passenger experience: A focus on implementation in Australia', Research in Transportation Economics, vol.39:1, pp. 300-8 Link

Aditjandra PT, Mulley C and Nelson J 2013 'The influence of neighbourhood design on travel behaviour: Empirical evidence from North East England', Transport Policy, vol.26, pp. 54-65 Link

2012

4
Journal Article/s

Nelson J and Phonphitakchai T 2012 'An evaluation of the user characteristics of an open access DRT service', Research in Transportation Economics, vol.34:1, pp. 54-65 Link

Valega N, Rotstein N, Oren N, Nelson J, Norman T and Wright S 2012 'Development of an integrated flexible transport systems platform for rural areas using argumentation theory', Research in Transportation Business & Management, vol.3:August, pp. 62–70 Link

Curl A, Nelson J and Anable J 2012 'Does Accessibility Planning address what matters? A response to Derek Halden by Curl, Nelson and Anable', Research in Transportation Business & Management, vol.3:August, pp. 84 Link

Nelson J and Wright S 2012 'Editorial', Research in Transportation Business & Management, vol.3:August, pp. 1–2 Link

Deng T and Nelson J 2012 'The perception of Bus Rapid Transit: a passenger survey from Beijing Southern Axis BRT Line 1', Transportation Planning and Technology, vol.35:2, pp. 201-219 Link

Velaga N, Nelson J, Wright S and Farrington J 2012 'The Potential Role of Flexible Transport Services in Enhancing Rural Public Transport Provision', Journal of Public Transportation, vol.15:1, pp. 111-131 Link

Velaga N, Beecroft M, Nelson J, Corsar D and Edwards P 2012 'Transport poverty meets the digital divide: accessibility and connectivity in rural communities', Journal of Transport Geography, vol.21:March, pp. 102–112 Link

Mulley C, Nelson J, Teal R, Wright S and Daniels R 2012 'Barriers to implementing Flexible Transport Services: An international comparison of the experiences in Australia, Europe and USA', Research in Transportation Business & Management, vol.3:August, pp. 3-11 Link

Mulley C and Nelson J 2012 'Recent Developments in Community Transport Provision: Comparative Experience from Britain and Australia', Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol.48:2012, pp. 1815-25 Link

2011

2
Book Section/s

Nelson J and Aditjandra P 2011 'Bridging the Mobility Gap: The Role of ITS' in Mobilities: new perspectives on transport and society, ed. Urry, J and Grieco, M, Ashgate, United Kingdom, pp. 331-345

4
Journal Article/s

Curl A, Nelson J and Anable J 2011 'Does Accessibility Planning address what matters? A review of current practice and practitioner perspectives', Research in Transportation Business & Management, vol.2:November, pp. 3–11 Link

Deng T and Nelson J 2011 'Recent Developments in Bus Rapid Transit: A Review of the Literature', Transport Reviews, vol.31:1, pp. 69-96 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Mulley C and Nelson J 2011 'Evaluation of the impact of the application of new technology on public transport service provision', Thredbo 12: International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport 2011, Durban, South Africa, 15th September 2011

2010

1
Book/s

Cooper JM, Mundy R and Nelson J 2010 'Taxi! Urban economies and the social & transport impacts of the taxicab', Ashgate, United Kingdom Link

2
Book Section/s

Brake J, Nelson J and Wright S 2010 'A decision support framework for flexibly delivered public transport services' in Infomobility Systems and Sustainable Transport Services, ed. Ambrosino, G, Boero, M, Nelson, JD and Romanazzo, M, ENEA, Rome, Italy, pp. 254-261

Gini S, Ambrosino G and Nelson J 2010 'Co-modality and integrated infomobility management in European Cities' in Infomobility Systems and Sustainable Transport Services, ed. Ambrosino, G, Boero, M, Nelson, JD and Romanazzo, M, ENEA, Rome, Italy, pp. 26-29

Cooper J, Wright S and Nelson J 2010 'Infomobility for the labour force: Transport to Employment in Highland Region, Scotland' in Infomobility Systems and Sustainable Transport Services, ed. Ambrosino, G, Boero, M, Nelson, JD and Romanazzo, M, ENEA, Rome, Italy, pp. 180-190

Ambrosino G, Boero M, Nelson J and Romanazzo M 2010 'Introduction' in Infomobility Systems and Sustainable Transport Services, ed. Ambrosino, G, Boero, M, Nelson, JD and Romanazzo, M, ENEA, Rome, Italy, pp. 19-23

Ambrosino G, Nelson J, Bastogi B, Viti A, Romanazzo M and Ercoli E 2010 'The role and perspectives of the large-scale Flexible Transport Agency in the management of public transport in urban areas' in Infomobility Systems and Sustainable Transport Services, ed. Ambrosino, G, Boero, M, Nelson, JD and Romanazzo, M, ENEA, Rome, Italy, pp. 156-165

3
Edited Book/s

Ambrosino G, Boero M, Nelson J and Romanazzo M 2010 'Infomobility Systems and Sustainable Transport Services', ENEA, Rome, Italy Link

4
Journal Article/s

Pangbourne K, Aditjandra P and Nelson J 2010 'New technology and quality of life for older people: Exploring health and transport dimensions in the UK context', IET Intelligent Transport Systems, vol.4:4, pp. 318-327 Link

Nelson J, Wright S, Masson B, Ambrosino G and Naniopoulos A 2010 'Recent developments in Flexible Transport Services', Research in Transportation Economics, vol.29:1, pp. 243–248 Link

Deng T and Nelson J 2010 'The Impact of Bus Rapid Transit on Land Development: A Case Study of Beijing, China', World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, vol.66, pp. 1196-1206

Veeneman W and Nelson J 2010 'Workshop report – System development', Research in Transportation Economics, vol.29:1, pp. 219–223 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Daniels R, Mulley C and Nelson J 2010 'Contribution of flexible transport services to the social inclusion agenda: An international comparison', 12th World Conference on Transport Research WCTR 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, 15th July 2010

2009

2
Book Section/s

Nelson J 2009 'Sustainable Transport Technologies for Developing Environments: Towards Appropriate Investment Strategies' in Africa, Transport and the Millennium Development Goals: Achieving an Internationally Set Agenda, ed. M Grieco, M Ndulo, D Bryceson, G Porter & T McCray, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, United Kingdom, pp. 151-159

4
Journal Article/s

Wright S, Nelson J, Cooper J and Murphy S 2009 'An evaluation of the Transport to Employment (T2E) scheme in Highland Scotland using Social Return on Investment (SROI)', Journal of Transport Geography, vol.17:6, pp. 457-467 Link

Aditjandra PT, Mulley C and Nelson J 2009 'Extent to Which Sustainable Travel to Work Can Be Explained by Neighbourhood Design Characteristics', Transportation Research Record, vol.2134, pp. 114-22

Aditjandra PT, Mulley C and Nelson J 2009 'Neighbourhood design impact on travel behaviour: A comparison of US and UK experience', Projections: MIT Journal of Planning, vol.9 - Planning for Sustainable Transportation: an International Perspective , pp. 29-56

Mulley C and Nelson J 2009 'Flexible transport services: A new market opportunity for public transport', Research in Transportation Economics, vol.25:1, pp. 39-45

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Aditjandra PT, Mulley C and Nelson J 2009 'The Extent to Which Sustainable Travel to Work Can Be Explained by Neighbourhood Design Characteristics', 88th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting TRB 2009, Washington, D.C., United States, 15th January 2009

2008

2
Book Section/s

Cooper J, Nelson J, Wright S and Cooper U 2008 'Rural Access Gain, an Economic and Social Analysis of Access to Work Schemes in Rural Communities of Scotland' in Traffic and Transportation Studies, ed. Mao, B, Tain, Z. Huang, H and Gao, Z, American Society of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom, pp. 85-98 Link

4
Journal Article/s

Wright S, Nelson J and Cooper J 2008 'Development and Evaluation of the Transport to Employment (T2E) Service: Overcoming Transport Barriers to Job Opportunities Leading to More Sustainable Rural Communities in Highland Scotland', Local Economy, vol.23:3, pp. 180-194 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Anderson J, Mulley C and Nelson J 2008 'No car lanes or bus lanes: which gives public transport the better priority? An evaluation of priority lanes in Tyne and Wear', Proceedings of the 40th Universities' Transport Study Group (UTSG) Conference, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 5th January 2008

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Brake JF, Mulley C, Nelson J and Wright S 2007 'Key Lessons learned from recent experience with Flexible Transport Services', Transport Policy, vol.14:6, pp. 458-66

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Aditjandra PT, Mulley C and Nelson J 2007 'Differences of neighbourhood design perception and travel behaviour in Tyne and Wear, North East England, UK', Regional Science Association Winter Conference - Transport Mobility and Regional Development, London, United Kingdom, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Aditjandra PT, Mulley C and Nelson J 2007 'Neighbourhood design perception and travel behaviour in Tyne and Wear, North East England UK', Vital City Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Aditjandra PT, Mulley C and Nelson J 2007 'Urban Form and Travel Behaviour Relationships in Tyne and Wear, north East England, UK', Access to Destinations 2, Minnesota, United States, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Mulley C and Nelson J 2007 'Travel to work Studies: how analysis of census data can give insights to the local economy', UTSG, Harrogate, United Kingdom, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Mulley C, Nelson J and Brake JF 2007 'Learning lessons from implementation of flexible transport services and guidelines for further integration', International Colloquium on Taxis, Lisbon, Portugal, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Mulley C and Nelson J 2007 'Travel to workstudies: how analysis of census data can identify mobility patterns and contribute to the understanding of transport issues in the local labour market', Regional Science Association Winter Conference - Transport, Mobility and Regional Development, London, United Kingdom, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

10
Report/s

Anderson J, Mulley C and Nelson J 2007 'Assessment of Priority Lanes in Tyne and Wear', Contract Report JMP Consulting and Transport Operations Research Group

2006

1
Book/s

Bourlakis M, Cullinane K, Mulley C and Nelson J 2006 'Logistics Research Network 2006 Conference Proceedings', ed. Borulakis M, Cullinane K, Mulley C and Nelson J , Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), Corby, United Kingdom

Brake JF, Mulley C and Nelson J 2006 'Good Practice Guide for Demand Responsive Transport Services using Telematics', University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom Link

2
Book Section/s

Mulley C, Nelson J and Neilson G 2006 'Network Planning for High Quality Public Transport' in Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport, ed. Jose Viegas, D. A. Hensher and Rosario Macario , Elsevier, London, United Kingdom

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Boero M, Brake JF, Scholliers J, Mulley C, Nelson J and Smith M 2006 'CONNECT: Partnership and co-operation to create an expert network and a knowledge portal for flexible transport services', 13th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, London, United Kingdom, 1st January 2006-31st December 2006

Mulley C, Neilson G, Nelson J and Lange T 2006 'Network planning and design for public transport success - and some pitfalls', European Transport Conference: Association of European Transport, Strasbourg, France, 1st January 2006-31st December 2006

10
Report/s

Brake JF, Mulley C and Nelson J 2006 'Good Practice Guide for Demand Responsive Transport Services using Telematics', Report prepared for the Department for Transport – April 2006 Link

2005

1
Book/s

Mulley C, Nelson J and Neilson G 2005 'Public Transport - planning the network: Hitrans Best Practice Guide 2', Hitrans Consortium, EU Interreg III b

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Mulley C and Nelson J 2005 'Network Planning for High Quality Public Transport', Thredbo 9, Lisbon, Portugal, 1st January 2005-31st December 2005

10
Report/s

Mulley C, Nelson J, Smith M, Du H and Grosso S 2005 'Travel to Work Issues and Employment in South Tyneside (Report commissioned by South Tyneside Council)',

Mulley C, Nelson J and Higginson M 2005 'Middlehaven: A review of Ultra Light Rail Proposal (Report prepared for CPI, Middlesborough, UK)',

2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Mulley C, Nelson J and Smith M 2004 'Business dimensions in developing the market for Flexible Transport Services (FTS)', International POLIS Conference, Italy, 1st January 2004-31st December 2004

10
Report/s

Mulley C, Nelson J, Thorpe N and et al 2004 'Final Report for the Bus Delay Study', Commissioned by Nexus on behalf of the Tyne and Wear LTP Partners

2003

4
Journal Article/s

Mulley C and Nelson J 2003 'The attractiveness and efficiency of public ownership - is it affected by the nature of ownership', IATSS RESEARCH, vol.27:2, pp. 16-26

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Mulley C, Nelson J, Smith M and et al 2003 'Long term socio-economic and other external network effects of large scale infrastructure investments in urban agglomerations', AET, Strasbourg, France, 1st - 30th September 2003

2002

10
Report/s

Mulley C, Nelson J and Lewis P 2002 'Benchmarking Reports for the ALBUM bus companies-15 individual reports: one for each company utilising individual and database information', Bus Benchmarking Group

Mulley C, Nelson J and Lewis P 2002 'Benchmarking Report for Bus Eireann', Bus Eireann

Mulley C, Nelson J and Lewis P 2002 'Benchmarking Report for Translink', Translink

2001

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Mulley C, Nelson J and Mageean J 2001 'The Development of a European Benchmarking Handbook for Public Transport Operators', Proceedings of 54th UITP World Congress, London, United Kingdom, 1st January 2001-31st December 2001

Mulley C, Nelson J and Mageean J 2001 'Benchmarking in the Local Passenger Transport Sector', Conference on Research Results and their application in Road and Railway Transport, Gyor, Hungary, 1st - 30th November 2001

Mulley C, Nelson J and Mageean J 2001 'EQUIP and benchmarking buses in the UK', Association of Local Authority Bus Managers, Reading, United Kingdom, 1st - 31st March 2001

2000

4
Journal Article/s

Mulley C and Nelson J 2000 'The presence of ITS: the implications for the business case versus the social CBA evaluation for investment', ITS Journal, vol.6, pp. 69-82

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Anderson J, Mulley C and Nelson J 2000 'The development of a Benchmarking Handbook for Public Transport Operators', Proceedings of 32nd UTSG Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 1st January 2000-31st December 2000

Mulley C, Nelson J and Mageean J 2000 'The Development of a Benchmarking Handbook for Public Transport Operators', AET, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1st - 30th September 2000

Mulley C and Nelson J 2000 'Evaluation of Intelligent Transport Systems Applications in Public Transport', Alternative Financing Solutions for Urban Public Transportation, Prague, Czech Republic, 1st - 30th September 2000