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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 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.

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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