UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


Prof David Metz

Honorary Professor

Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
26th Jul 2005

Research summary

My research interests focus on the growth of travel demand, particularly as this is influenced by demographic factors, and on how this demand is met by investment in the transport system, as this is influenced by transport policy and new technologies.

See my website www.drivingchange.org.uk for current commentaries, my main publications, and details of my most recent book 'Travel Fast of Smart?'.


I am an honorary professor in the Centre for Transport Studies at UCL. I was formerly Chief Scientist at the Department for Transport. Earlier in my career I was a member of the scientific staff of the Medical Research Council and a civil servant in  various Whitehall departments. I have a BSc (Chemistry) and MSc (Biochemistry) from UCL and a PhD (Biophysics) from KCL.