Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Ian Philips

Research Fellow

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 30960
Room: 1.16
Email: I.Philips@leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Social and Political Sciences

 

 Key Research Interests

  • Walking and cycling
  • GIS and spatial analysis to understand transport issues
  • Social assessment of transport schemes
  • Sustainability and resilience

 

Education

PhD University of Leeds 2014: The potential role of walking and cycling to increase resilience of transport systems to future external shocks (Creating an indicator of who could get to work by walking and cycling if there was no fuel for motorised transport).

  • MSc Geographic Information Science; University of Leeds 2010 
  • PGCE; University of Leeds 2004
  • BSc Geography; Leicester 1994

 

Employment History

December 2014 – Present Research Fellow Institute for Transport Studies

Main areas of work prior to research:

  • Environmental project management for youth organizations
  • Teaching (Secondary)

 

Research groups I participate in outside ITS

Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation http://mass.leeds.ac.uk/

Royal Geographical Society Transport Geography Research Group.http://tgrg.wordpress.com/

 Twitter account: @IanPhilipsITS

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ian_Philips

Current and recent projects: 

 

MOT

Efforts to reduce the emissions from car travel have so far been hampered by a lack of specific information on car ownership and use. The Motoring and vehicle Ownership Trends in the UK (MOT) project seeks to address this by bringing together new sources of data to give a spatially and disaggregated diagnosis of car ownership and use in Great Britain and the associated energy demand and emissions. Link here

 

Measuring the social impacts of road projects

Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative analyses, this project is the first of its kind in the UK to identify the social impacts on the local community arising from a road improvement scheme. Link here

 

Understandings of transport resilience: A pilot project examining the understandings of transport resilience held by different stakeholder groups. Link here

 

Engaging with policy makers; using results from my PhD to encourage UK policy makers to consider resilience 

 

Disruption project   Analysis of data collected from surveys examining different disruptions.  

Papers

Teaching

 

GEOG5231: GIS and planning

 

I am the module convenor for this MSc online distance learning module  

 

TRAN1011 / 1021 Challenges in Transport and Mobility

 

GEOG 2035 Geographies of Economies

 

I am involved with the development of modules for the new MSc programmes at ITS

 

TRAN5115M:  Sustainable Spatial Planning and Analysis

Introduction to GIS for MSc transport students

Supervision of MSc dissertations

  • Effects of urban realm improvements on cyclist behaviour in London
  • A GIS analysis of the University Travel Survey.

 

Other teaching includes

  • MSc European field trip curriculum design
  • Outreach 

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