UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


Centre for Transport Studies (CTS)

CTS is a world leading multi-disciplinary transport centre that combines transport and city policy, strategy, development and implementation.


The CTS Vision is to improve mobility, safety and quality of life for all. CTS research embraces this through a programme of research across the transport and city domains, and covers all aspects of transport and mobility, including multiscale modelling and simulation, design and implementation of policies, infrastructure and systems. CTS carries out research and teaching in governance; city mobilities; economics; infrastructure investment; networks; operations; accessibility and transport safety. CTS hosts the UCL PEARL (People-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory) of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC). CTS works extensively with governments and industry all over the world.

CTS engages with researchers across UCL and more widely through its Transport@UCL platform.

Professor Nick Tyler is the current Director of CTS.


Based in UCL, the CTS houses a number of academic and research staff within the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering.

Academic staff
Teaching and Research Fellows
PhD students
  • Naif Alanazi
  • Paul Beckford
  • Pola Berent
  • Xiang Chen
  • Alessandra Coda
  • Claire Coombes
  • Andrew Davies
  • Michael Evans
  • Jiping Fang
  • Samane Faramehr
  • Kurtis Garbutt
  • Taha Ghasempour
  • Nasma Hannawi
  • Nuria Hernández
  • Paul Honeybone
  • Mohamed Ibrahim
  • Jan Luca Kästle
  • Natchaya Lailomthong
  • Nattanon Luangboriboon 
  • Mojtaba Malekzadeh
  • David Mguni
  • Nikos Papadosifos
  • Chutipong Paraphantakul
  • Rama Rao
  • Monish Sengupta
  • Sebastien Seriani
  • Aly Shafei
  • James Shraiky
  • Meha Shukla
  • Loretta von der Tann
  • Pam Turpin
  • Natan Waintrub
  • Zhengyue Wan
  • Ross Welham
  • Joseph Wright
  • Chih-Kai Yang
  • Junrong Yao
  • Octavio Zamudio
Honorary staff


The mission of the Centre for Transport Studies at UCL is to deliver world class research that contributes to making transport systems safe, sustainable, efficient, secure, equitable, accessible to all, and health and wellbeing promoting. Based in UCL, the work of the centre spans the whole world, from established transport networks to developing solutions and the cities of the future.

CTS also hosts a range of Research Seminars in conjunction with Imperial College London, with presenters from the Centre as well as invited speakers from industry and around the world.

Doctoral Research 

With over 40 students, CTS has an active doctoral research activity, and hosts the Urban Sustainability and Resilience (USAR) Centre for Doctoral Training, and is one of the constituent groups of the Ecological Brain Doctoral Training Programme.


Prof Roger Mackett, Emeritus Professor of Transport Studies within CEGE, published his report on mental health and travel on 17 June 2019. Visit the Mental health and travel report page to access the pdf. 


CTS members are heavily involved in the teaching of Transport Studies at all levels of study, and contribute to teaching on the following CEGE programmes: