Thomas Calvert

PhD student

Department of Geography and Environmental Management

About me

Tom is a PhD student in the Centre for Transport and Society. He is a recipient of one of the CTS studentships earned through the centre's excellent performance in the RAE 2008. His project is looking at the subjective aspects of being a pedestrian: including the pedestrian experience of motor traffic, and pedestrians' value systems.

Previous to commencing the PHD, Tom was employed as a researcher for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between University of the West of England, Bristol City Council and Bristol NHS. The project looked at an alternative approach to road safety: the Road Danger Reduction approach. Some of the thinking on this project was foundational for the PHD.

Before the KTP Tom was awarded a distinction for an MSc in Transport Planning at UWE. His dissertation looked at what can be said about people who want to commute for longer than they presently do and why they may have this desire. Tom was awarded a prize for the best dissertation in transport by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) SW Branch.

Area of expertise

  • Knowledge surrounding travel as an experience, particularly pedestrian experience
  • Qualitative research methodology including phenomenology, thematic analysis etc
  • Qualitative research methods including 'walkalong' interviewing and Means end chain interviewing

My Publications

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