Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Ian Jones

Visiting Research Fellow

Research Group: Social and Political Sciences

 Key Research Interests

  • Urban governance
  • Professional urban and transport practice(s)
  • Creation, implementation, transfer of policy, decision-making frameworks and professional knowledge
  • Allocation of urban road space
  • Road and public transport network planning
  • Social and cultural theories related to practice and science and technology studies

Employment History

  • 2015-Present, Research Fellow at Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds 
  • 2009-2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
  • 2002-2009 Various management and research roles in Australian state parliament, local council governments and private transport planning consulting


  • PhD, ‘Road Space Allocation: The intersection of transport planning, governance and infrastructure', School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University, 2014
  • MA, Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Planning, Policy and Design, University of California, Irvine, 2002
  • BA, Planning, Public Policy and Management, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, 1999

Research Projects and Experience

DEMAND Centre: Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand (ESRC/EPSRC with support from ECLEER (EDF R&D), Transport for London and the International Energy Agency). Researcher.

Lecture: Public transport network planning: developing a multidestinational ready-made public transport system, for Dan Johnson, 2015, 2016, 2017: UG TRAN 3031 and M TRAN 5180


Book Chapters

  • Jones I; Faulconbridge J; Marsden G; Anable J (2017) Demanding business travel: The evolution of the timespaces of business practice, Demanding Energy: Space, Time and Change, pp.257-277. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-61991-0_12

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