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UCLTI Town Hall Meeting

UCL Transport Institute Town Meeting

4.30–6.00 p.m. Monday, 20 May 2013

Roberts G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT

A town hall meeting was held on Monday 20 May to discuss plans for UCLTI (UCL Transport Institute). The event featured talks from a range of speakers, including:

  • Dr Nicola Christie Director, UCL Centre for Transport Studies (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) 
  • Professor Peter Jones Chair of Transport and Sustainable Development (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering)
  • Professor Alan Penn Dean of The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment
  • Deirdre O'Reilly Head of Social and Evaluation Research Department for Transport
  • Andreas Markides Chair of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation's Learned Society & Technical Board
  • Dr Louise Atkins UCL Psychology
  • Dr Jenny Mindell  UCL Epidemiology and Public Health

The town meeting was followed by a networking reception.

GCSC is working with Dr Nicola Christie to create a pan-UCL Transport Institute.

Find out how the UCLTI plans to harness expertise across UCL and show how our research addresses safety, culture, health, wellbeing, accessibility, economic growth, and security.

Objectives of the UCL Transport Institute

  1. Provide a centrally located transport hub to coordinate transport-related research across UCL’s ten faculties
  2. Develop a new web portal which will act as a platform to create collaborative research bids
  3. Create a community of interest by developing a public engagement programme of seven seminars themed on research related to the values of transport entitled ‘Mind the gap’—translating research into practice 
  4. Use EPSRC Impact Acceleration funding to disseminate and promote the policy relevance of our research for practitioners, public and policy makers via briefing notes and published papers to be made available via the UCLTI web portal
  5. Develop a new MSc in Transport, Health and Policy
  6. Develop income generating CPD and consultancy activities
  7. Hold a number of interdisciplinary research bid ‘sandpits’ based on key challenges