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John Nelson

John Nelson

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

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


Professor John Nelson holds the Sixth Century Chair of Transport Studies in the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen and is Director of the Centre for Transport Research (CTR). He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney. Before moving to Aberdeen in 2007 to establish the Centre for Transport Research he held a personal Chair in Public Transport Systems at Newcastle University. John Nelson 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 on-going National Transport Strategy for Scotland Review. He is Series Editor for Routledge’s Transport and Mobility and Transport and Society book series. John is particularly interested in the application and evaluation of new technologies to improve transport systems (with a particular focus on public transport and shared transport solutions) as well as the policy frameworks and regulatory regimes necessary to achieve sustainable mobility and his research is funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK, the European Commission and industry.

Newsroom articles

  • Sharing must work in a transport future 31 Jul 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Doesn’t everyone think that sharing is a good idea – especially for everyone else? Of course there is always an element of “I know that if everyone else shares I won’t have to” Read more

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