I am Associate Professor in Transport Studies and Director of the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) in the School of Geography and the Environment as well as a Fellow at St Anne’s College, all at the University of Oxford. Currently I am also Visiting Professor in Human Geography at the School of Business, Economics and Law of the University of Gothenburg.
Further, I am a Co-Director of the RCUK funded Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand, in which the TSU collaborates with SPRU at University of Sussex and the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester on issues of the emergence, diffusion and impact of low-energy innovations. In 2013-2015 I was the editor-in-chief of Journal of Transport Geography and I currently serve on the editorial advisory boards of eight academic journals in geography, transport studies and sustainability research.
I have obtained my PhD from the Department of Human Geography and Planning of Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 2003 (cum laude), after which I worked as a post-doctoral researcher and Lecturer in Urban Geography at the same university. I joined the University of Oxford in March 2009, first as a Research Fellow at the TSU and later as Departmental Lecturer in Transport Studies and Human Geography.