CTS news and events 2003

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December 2003 - New 2-year project secured to research into travel behaviour dynamics

Dr Kiron Chatterjee has been successful in a bid to the EPSRC for funds to support a 2-year project 'Investigating Travel Behaviour Dynamics and Their Incorporation into Transport Models'.

December 2003 - Juliet Jain joints CTS

Juliet Jain has joined CTS as a research associate and will be the principal researcher on the new three-year EPSRC-funded study 'Travel Time Use in the Information Age'. Juliet has recently submitted her thesis following her PhD studies in the Sociology Department of Lancaster University.

November 2003 - Maryam Atoofi joins CTS to take up EPSRC-funded PhD

Maryam Atoofi has taken up a PhD funded by the EPSRC. Her research topic is yet to be defined specifically but she plans to study in the area of telecommunications and personal travel.

October 2003 - From 'Unit' to 'Centre'

At the October meeting of the University's Research Committee of the Academic Board a proposal was submitted for the Unit to become designated as a University Research Centre. Centre Status was granted by the committee. It is now expected that the formal designation of Centre for Transport and Society will come into effect on 1 January 2004.

September 2003 - MSc already proving very popular

Having had its first intake of 10 part-time students in January 2003, the new MSc in Transport Planning had its first 'intake-proper' of full and part-time students in September 2003. 21 new students registered for the course.

September 2003 - Deborah Lamont joins UTS to take up DfT-funded PhD

Deborah Lamont has taken up a PhD associated with and funded by the Department for Transport's Transport Direct Programme. Transport Direct aims to provide a web-based multi-modal traveller information service in the UK. Deborah, with a background expertise in web usability, will be addressing user needs and responses to the Transport Direct service design.

September 2003 - Dr Kiron Chatterjee joins the Faculty and the Unit for Transport and Society

Dr Kiron Chatterjee has taken up post as Rees Jeffreys Senior Lecturer in Transport and Society. Kiron brings a breadth of expertise in travel behaviour research and will contribute to the transport taught courses at UWE as well as playing a key part in the ongoing development of the Unit.

August 2003 - Major new collaborative project to study travel time use

The Unit has been successful in a joint bid with the Centre for Mobilities Research at the University of Lancaster in securing funding from EPSRC to study 'Travel time use in the Information Age'. The project commences in February 2004 and will run for three years.

August 2003 - Peter Wiltshire joins UTS as a visiting research fellow

Peter Wiltshire becomes the latest new member of the expanding Unit and brings with him an expertise and interest in persuasive advertising and visual communications and their applications in transport. Peter's appointment follows that of Reg Harman in 2002, who became the Unit's first visiting research fellow.

1 May 2003 - Prof Lyons delivers his inaugural lecture

Glenn Lyons gave his inaugural lecture this evening on the topic of transport and society. A full copy of the article written for the inaugural lecture on Transport and Society is available to download.

12 February 2003 - Award of funding from the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund has awarded a prestigious three year grant towards a new permanent academic post - the Rees Jeffreys Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Transport and Society. The new post will commence in September 2003 and will provide a significant enhancement of support for taught courses including the MSc in Transport Planning as well as additional research leadership within the Unit for Transport and Society.

4 February 2003 - CTS involved in new FUTURES project

The Unit is involved in a new 12 month EPSRC scoping study 'FUTURES' to explore issues concerning, and develop a research agenda to address, the role of new technologies in developing sustainable urban environments.

29 January 2003 - New MSc gets off to a good start

Today marked the induction day for our first 10 part-time students starting on the new MSc in Transport Planning. The next course intake is in September 2003 and a number of enquiries have already been received.

22 January 2003 - Inaugural lecture on 1 May 2003

Professor Glenn Lyons will give his inaugural lecture entitled 'Transport and Society' in Bristol on 1 May 2003.

20 January 2003 - UTS involved in three new projects

The Unit for Transport and Society is participating in a further three new research projects.

Dr Graham Parkhurst is responsible for our involvement in:

7 January 2003 - UWE becomes full member of UTSG

At the Universities Transport Study Group Annual Business Meeting today, UWE was formally accepted as a full member of UTSG.

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