My research can be situated at the intersection of urban, transport, social and cultural geography. Empirically the focus is usually on the everyday mobilities of people, goods and information. In theoretical terms my work is influenced by the writings in different intellectual traditions and by authors across geography, social theory and philosophy, including — but certainly not limited to — Torsten Hägerstrand, A N Whitehead, Isabelle Stengers, Michel Foucault and Sylvia Wynter.
Despite its diversity, I like to think of my research as organized around five general concerns:
- Rapid change and just low-carbon transformations in urban mobilities — technological innovation, digitalisation, urbanisation, governance, behaviour change, different forms of justice;
- Socio-spatial inequality — in relation to actual and potential mobilities, urban informalities, and the health implications of mobility;
- Governance of change in transport, including the changing roles and capabilities of different government actors, private businesses, NGOs and citizens;
- Well-being — conceptualisations, politics, and relationships with mobility and place;
- Philosophy of transport and mobility — history of thought and praxis, new concepts and modes of thinking.