CTS news and events 2002


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2 December 2002 - New staff at UTS

UTS this week welcomes the arrival of Dr Graham Parkhurst. Graham has taken up post as senior lecturer in transport planning and becomes the award leader for the MSc in Transport Planning.

This week also sees the Faculty begin advertising for two 3-year transport research fellow/associate posts.

1 November 2002 - UTS awarded CSS skills shortage project

The Unit for Transport and Society has been awarded a contract by the County Surveyors Society to investigate the short term skills gap in local authorities concerning implementing plans for transport and the built environment. Reg Harman joins with UTS to carry out this work.

28 October 2002 - UTS website launched

The Unit for Transport and Society launched its website today. This will be regularly maintained as the principal source of information concerning the activities and development of the Unit.

18 October 2002 - Dr Graham Parkhurst appointed as senior lecturer in transport planning

Dr Graham Parkhurst joins UTS on 1 December 2002 to take up the post of senior lecturer in transport planning. Graham comes from the ESRC Transport Studies Unit, University College London. Once at UTS he will continue to develop his research strengths and activities and will also assume a central responsibility for the new MSc in Transport Planning.

11 October 2002 - UTS becomes an Associate Member of UTSG

UTS has been accepted as an Associate Member of the Universities Transport Study Group with a decision on full member status pending. UTSG aims to promote transport teaching and research and to act as a focus for those involved in these activities in UK universities and institutions of higher education. The main activity of UTSG is its annual conference for staff, research students and other newcomers to transport research of member institutions and overseas universities. The conference is designed to discuss research needs, research that is in progress and to give research students the opportunity to present papers on their work.

10 October 2002 - Transport Planning Society website moves to UWE

The Transport Planning Society website is now hosted by UWE and is being maintained by UTS. TPS is a national organisation which seeks to facilitate, develop and promote knowledge, understanding and best practice in transport planning.

2 October 2002 - Karen Stanbridge joins UTS

Karen Stanbridge has joined UTS to take up an ESRC/DfT research studentship. She will be undertaking a three-year project investigating the links between travel behaviour and residential relocation and the role of information.

26 September 2002 - DfT contract awarded

UTS has been awarded a short contract to provide web usability expertise to the Department for Transport's Transport Direct Programme. Susan Kenyon, lead author of a recent best practice guide on provision of travel information on the web, is the principal researcher on this contract.


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