Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Gillian Harrison

Research Fellow

Room: LG.01
Research Group: Social and Political Sciences

 Key Research Interests  

  • Electro-mobility and low carbon technologies
  • Automobility and sustainable mobility
  • Ethics and equity

Skills and Expertise

  • System Dynamics Modelling
  • Policy Appraisal
  • Data Analysis


  • 2013, Integrated Masters and PhD in Low Carbon Technologies (University of Leeds) New Fuels, New Rules?: Modelling Policies for the Uptake of Low Carbon Vehicles within an Ethical Framework
  • 2008, Postgraduate Certificate in Water  & Environmental Management (University of Bristol)
  • 2003, Undergraduate Masters in Chemistry with Forensic & Pharmaceutical Science (University of Bradford) 



  • 2017-Present, Research Fellow (University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies)
  • 2016-Present, Expert Consultant (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)
  • 2013-2016, Post-Doctoral Grantholder (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)
  • 2011-2013, Assistant Tutor in Engineering Ethics (University of Leeds)
  • 2003-2009, Environmental Advisor / Programme Co-ordinator / Data Analyst (Yorkshire Water)



May 2018 - Present


Data analysis and support to evaluation of pilot projects, quality of life impacts, and legal aspects of the AUTOPILOT project, which brings Internet of Things into the automotive world to transform connected and autonomous vehicles  H2020 Grant Number 731993 (Innovation Action)


May - August 2018

Smarter Travel Solutions (Innovate UK)

Development of a system dynamics model of the uptake and evolution of a mobile phone ‘app’ for transport planning and ticketing within West Yorkshire

June - August 2018

TrACE (H2020)

Advice on the business plan development, knowledge transfer training needs, and customised research tools for a proposed ‘Transport Analytics Centre of Excellence’ based in Cyprus.

H2020 Grant Number 763568 (Coordination and Support Action)

February 2018 - May 2018


Data analysis of new generation data from a mobile phone travel app designed to positively incentivise the shift away from conventionally fuelled vehicles.

EMPOWER: H020 Grant Number 636249 (Research & Innovation Action)

April 2017 - February 2018


Research and administrative tasks including sourcing, preparing and analysis of data, model development and stakeholder engagement to generate transport and health related policy insights, utilising new generation ‘track and trace’ data.


2017/18: TRAN 5191M System Dynamics: Modelling Policy


2017 - Present: PhD Supervision:

D.Soysouvanh: “Freight transport in least developed landlocked countries: a case study of Laos PDR”


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