Jonathan Flower

PhD Student

Department of Geography and Environmental Management

About Jonathan

Jonathan is a PhD researcher in the Centre for Transport and Society, supported by a 1+3 studentship from the South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) in Sustainable Futures. Jonathan’s PhD project is exploring the relationships between road user behaviour, walking and cycling infrastructure, and highway regulations, particularly in urban situations where more highway space has been allocated to cycling and walking, or their relative priority elevated.

Jonathan has experience in the fields of active mobility, urban street design and community involvement in the UK and numerous other countries in various continents. Before starting the PhD at UWE Bristol, he coordinated and helped design the Human Factors VENTURER trials with autonomous vehicles.  Prior to that he worked in International Development where he developed approaches to programme monitoring and evaluation that were used globally in more than 2,000 programmes and 10,000 projects.

Jonathan has an MSc in Transport Planning (merit) from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and an MSc in Community Disability Studies (distinction) from University College London (UCL). He has also successful completed courses in Arabic and Spanish at Tunis University and Bedfordshire University respectively. Currently he is undertaking an MRes (Sustainable Futures) at UWE Bristol which includes a module in Public Law at the University of Bristol.

Area of expertise

  • Public Transport ticketing
  • Active mobility
  • Access for all
  • Mixed methods research
  • Quantitative research methods including questionnaire design, online surveys, statistical analysis with SPSS
  • Qualitative research methods including semi-structured interviews, focus groups, workshop facilitation, analysis with NVivo


Flower, J (2016) Just the ticket? Ticketing, a barrier or enabler to people using public transport for local journeys? In: 14th Annual Transport Practitioners' Meeting, Nottingham (UTSG), Nottingham, UK, 29-30 June 2016.

Wirz, S., Edwards, K., Flower, J., Yousafzai, A. 12.2005. International journal of rehabilitation research: Field testing of the ACCESS materials: A portfolio of materials to assist health workers to identify children with disabilities and offer simple advice to mothers. 28, (4): 293

Flower, J., Wirz, S. 06.2000. Health policy and planning: Rhetoric or reality? The participation of disabled people in NGO planning. 15, (2): 177

Chapuis, L., Flower, J., Wirz, S., Jennings, B. Jackson, K.  06.2000. International journal of rehabilitation research: Collaboration in disability policies--collaboration between stakeholders of disability policies in the south and in the north. 23, (2): 81


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