Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Astrid Gühnemann

Senior Lecturer in Transport Policy

Programme Leader for MSc Sustainability in Transport

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 35342
Room: 2.05
Research Group: Economics and Appraisal

Key Research Interests

  • Fields of Interests
    • Transport and the environment
    • Environmental economics
    • Decision-making and appraisal
  • Methodological
    • Impact modelling and assessment methods
    • Multicriteria and cost-benefit analysis

Employment History

  • 2005 to date Senior Lecturer, Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds University
  • 2001 – 2005 Head of Unit for Transport Systems Analysis, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research
  • 1999 – 2000 Postdoctoral research fellow, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Transport Research Unit
  • 1992 – 1999 Researcher, University of Karlsruhe, Institute of Economic Policy Research, Germany


  • Dipl. Wirt.-Ing., University of Karlsruhe (Diploma in Business Engineering)
  • Dr. rer pol, University of Karlsruhe (summa cum laude) (Doctor in Economics)

Professional Engagements

  • Membership in national (German) and international research boards (e.g. TPS, FGSV, DVWG, WCTRS, Cost Action)
  • Sept. 2003 - Dec. 2003 Visiting Academic, University of Sydney, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies; awarded as Sabbatical Semester

Research Projects and Experience

Current Teaching

  • Programme leader MSc Sustainability in Transport
  • Academic Integrity Officer
  • Module leader and teaching in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Leeds in the areas of transport policy, environment and economics. Current courses: “Environmental Economics”, “Transport Planning and Policy”, “Global Issues in Transport", “System Dynamics: Modelling Policy“
  • Supervision of research work by doctoral, postgraduate and graduate students

Previous experience

  • Visiting Lecturer, Technical University of Berlin, Institute for Land and Sea Transport Systems; 2002 – 2005, several courses in transport planning and transport economics
  • Teaching assistant and development and delivery of tutorial classes for courses on "Assessment - Economic impact analysis" and "Finance" at the University of Karlsruhe 1992 – 1999



  • Guehnemann A (2000) Methods for Strategic Environmental Assessment of Transport Infrastructure Plans., Karlsruhe Papers in Economic Policy Research, Nomos Verlag Baden-Baden, pp.249p.

Book Chapters

  • Gühnemann A; Wadud Z (In press) Carbon and Noise Trading in Aviation, Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, John Wiley and Sons. doi: 10.1002/9780470686652.eae1077
  • Gühnemann A (2009) Multi-Criteria Analysis, In: TML (Ed) CityMobil City Application Manual, CityMobil project, pp.65-73.
  • Varschen C; Guehnemann A; Lenz B (2005) Produktionsveränderungen und Güterverkehrsnachfrage - Ergebnisse von Einzelfallanalysen (Production changes and changes in freight transport demand - results from case studies), In: Clausen U (Ed) Trends - Modelle - Konzepte, Praxiswissen, Logistik, Verkehr und Umwelt, Wirtschaftsverkehr 2005., pp.33-47.
  • Guehnemann A (2005) Mikroskopische Modelle der Güterverkehrsnachfrage (Microscopic freight transport demand models), In: Clausen U (Ed) Wirtschaftsverkehr 2005: Trends - Modelle - Konzepte, Logistik, Verkehr und Umwelt, Wirtschaftsverkehr 2005: Trends - Modelle - Konzepte, pp.63-76.
  • Guehnemann A (2003) Markt und Verkehr - Zusammenfassung und Ausblick (Summer school "Markets and Transport" - Summary and Outlook), In: Hrsg DVGDVWG (Ed) Sommerschule 2002 – Markt und Verkehr. Schriftenreihe der DVWG Reihe E 1, Deutsche Verkehrswissenschaftliche Gemeinschaft DVWG (Hrsg.), pp.156-172.
  • Guehnemann A; Strauch D (2003) Neue (Bewertungs-)Verfahren in der Verkehrsplanung (New (appraisal) methods in transport planning), In: Verkehrswesenseminars AD (Ed) Festkolloquium zum 30-jährigen Bestehen des Seminars für Verkehrswesen der TU Berlin „Zukunftsaufgabe Mobilität – Innovation, Lifestyle, Nachhaltigkeit, Arbeitsberichte des Verkehrswesenseminars der TU Berlin, Bd. 6, 2003, pp.1.
  • Guehnemann A; Wagner P (2003) Intelligent transport management by integrated dynamic traffic simulation and impact assessment, In: Park; C-H; Cho; R J; Oh; J; Hayashi; Y; Viegas; J (Ed) Proceedings from the 9th World Conference on Transport Research 2001, World Conference on Transport Research Society, Pergamon, pp.pp.1.
  • Guhnemann A; Rothengatter W (1999) Strategic environmental assessment of transport infrastructure investments, In: Meersman H; VanDeVoorde E; Winkelmans W (Ed) pp.C183-C196.


  • Gühnemann A (In press) SUMP Manual on Monitoring and Evaluation: Assessing the impact of measures and evaluating mobility planning processes., .
  • Gühnemann A; Kelly C; Mackie P; Worsley T (2013) International Comparison of Transport Appraisal Practice - Annex 1 England Country Report, .
  • Gühnemann A (2013) International Comparison of Transport Appraisal Practice - Annex 2 Germany Country Report, .
  • Gühnemann A; Pearman A; Laird J (2011) National Secondary Roads Needs Study - MCA Methodology Report, .
  • Gühnemann A; Connors R; Nellthorp J; Kelly C; Figlar B; Öttl G; de Lépinay I (2011) MIME - Proposed candidate market methods and market modelling framework, .
  • Gühnemann A; Connors R; Nellthorp J; Figlar B; Öttl G; de Lépinay I (2011) MIME - Report on Airport/ATM and Market Simulation., .
  • Gühnemann A; Batley R; Figlar B; Öttl G (2011) MIME - Analysis of different noise permit and market methods, .
  • Akkermans L; Vanherle K; Moizo A; Raganato P; Schade B; Leduc G; Wiesenthal T; Shepherd S; Tight M; Gühnemann A; Krail M; Schade W (2010) Ranking of measures to reduce GHG emissions of transport: reduction potentials and qualification of feasibility., .
  • Gühnemann A (2010) CityMobil - Multi-criteria analysis application on the MARS case studies, .
  • Gühnemann A; Koh A; Kimble MG; Chernyavska L (2009) Assessing Sensitiveness to Transport (ASSET) Case Study: Trans Penine Corridor, .
  • Güehnemann A (2009) Current Practice in Funding of Urban Transport: The Case of Germany, .
  • Laird J; Gühnemann A; Gaughran A; Macaongusa C; Nial C (2009) National Seconday Roads Needs Study - Appraisal and Prioritisation Methodology Report, .
  • Gühnemann A; Kimble MG; Chernyav’ska L; Scholz A; Siegele J; Enei R; Ohlau K; Sieber N; Martín Ramos B; Dostal I; Dufek J; Monigl J; Berki Z; Lieb C (2008) Assessing Sensitiveness to Transport (ASSET) Deliverable 4: Analysing Policy Instruments, .
  • Gühnemann A; Kimble MG (2008) Citymobil Deliverable 5.1.2 - Weights for use in Multi-Criteria-Analysis, .
  • Hullah P; Figlar B; Gerald O; Schwanke SMRR; Gjestland T; Gühnemann A; Harwatt H; Kelly C; Tight M; Benderli G (2008) MIME: State of the Art on Tradeable Permits, Noise Legislation, Noise Reduction Methods and Noise Modelling, .
  • Marco S; Stam D; Gühnemann A; May AD; Alessandrini A (2008) Citymobil - Towards Advanced Transport for the Urban Environment, .
  • Gühnemann A (2006) Case study: infrastructure funding in Germany, .
  • Mehlin M; Guehnemann A; Lischke A; Scheffer M; Borken J (2006) Die Energie- und Emissionsbilanz des Verkehrs. Bisherige Entwicklung und künftige technische Reduktionspotenziale. (Energy and emission balance of transport in Germany - Development and outlook), .
  • Marsden GR; Guehnemann A; Alessandrini A; Stam D; Ruberti G (2006) CityMobil - Towards advanced transport for the urban environment, .
  • Proost S; Dunkerley C; de Palma A; van der Loo S; Guehnemann A; Mackie PJ; Whiteing AE; Koskenoja P (2006) Funding Infrastructure: Guidelines for Europe, Deliverable 1: Economics of European infrastructure Funds and mark-ups: methodology., .

Conference Papers

Conference Presentations

  • Bristow AL; Wardman M; Shires J; Gühnemann A; Tight M (2011) Do the costs of aircraft noise nuisance change over time? A repeat study, 40th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2011, INTER-NOISE 2011 4, pp.3661-3667.
  • Timms P; Tight M; Watling D; Gühnemann A (2011) Achieving radically different urban walking and cycling futures in the UK by 2030 - imagining different pathways, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2011 .
  • Koh ATM; Gühnemann A; Shepherd S; Kimble M; Chernyavs’ka L (2010) Competition between Local Authorities in the Protection of Sensitive Areas, Transport Research Arena Europe 2010 .
  • Gühnemann A; Nellthorp J; Connors R (2010) Designing a market model to analyse tradable noise permit schemes for airports., 12th WCTR (World Conference on Transportation Research) .
  • Gühnemann A; Connors R; Nellthorp J (2010) A market model to analyse tradable noise permit schemes for airports, 39th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering 2010, INTER-NOISE 2010 8, pp.5993-6002.
  • Gühnemann A (2010) Feasibility of tradable noise permits at airports, G.A.R.S. Workshop Airports and the Environment .
  • Gühnemann A (2009) Policy Conclusions from ASSET - Putting Transport Sensitive Areas into Practice, ASSET Final Conference .
  • Guehnemann A; Koskenoja P (2007) Infrastructure funds: Lessons learnt from experiences in European countries and the US, Second International Conference on Funding Transportation Infrastructure, Leuven (Belgium) September 20-21, 2007 .
  • Guehnemann A; Whiteing AE; Mackie PJ; Smith N (2006) Transport Infrastructure Funding Systems - A Review of European Experience., 5th Conference on Applied Infrastructure Research (INFRADAY), Berlin, 6-7 October 2006. .
  • Spahn M; Lischke A; Knitschky G; Guehnemann A (2005) A microscopic simulation framework of freight transport demand, ETC 2005, Strasbourg, France .
  • Borken J; Kühne RJ; Guehnemann A (2005) Coping with particulate emissions by traffic management - possibilities and constraints, DLR, 2005, Nanoparticle Workshop, Bonn (DE) .
  • Loose W; Mohr M; Nobis C; Guehnemann A (2004) Assessment and opportunities of the future development of car sharing in Germany., 10th World Conference on Transport Research, Istanbul, 2004; Presentation to Paper No. 1776 .
  • Guehnemann A; Schäfer RP; Thiessenhusen KU; Wagner P (2004) New Approaches to Traffic Monitoring and Management by Floating Car Data, 10th World Conference on Transport Research, Istanbul, 2004 .
  • Schäfer RP; Guehnemann A; Thiessenhusen KU (2003) Neue Ansätze im Verkehrsmonitoring durch Floating Car Daten (New approaches to traffic monitoring using floating car data), 19. Verkehrswissenschaftliche Tage "Mobilität und Verkehrsmanagement in einer vernetzten Welt", September 2003, Technische Universität Dresden .
  • Guehnemann A (2002) Dynamic Modelling and Simulation of Road Traffic Emissions in Urban Areas by Means of Floating-car Data, pp.pp.1.
  • Benmimoun A; Eissfeldt N; Guehnemann A; Neunzig D; Wagner P (2001) Integration von dynamischer Verkehrssimulation und Wirkungsanalyse für die Entwicklung ressourcenschonender Verkehrsmanagement-Strategien (Integrated dynamic traffic simulation and impact assessment for the development of resource saving traffic manageme, 18. Verkehrswissenschaftlichen Tage, Internationaler Workshop "Verkehrs und Mobilität in der Informationsgesellschaft", September 2001, Technische Universität Dresden. .
  • Schade W; Rothengatter W; Guhnemann A; Kuchenbecker K (2000) Goal driven design of a sustainable transport system, SOCIAL COSTS AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY 7, pp.91-113.
  • Wardman M; Bristow A; Tight M; Gühnemann A; Shires J (In press) Inter-temporal variations in the valuation of aircraft noise annoyance, TRB 2012 .

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