Dr Kate Pangbourne
University Academic Fellow
Kate Pangbourne joined the Institute in early June 2016. At ITS, Kate will be developing her distinctive personal research agenda in innovative research in travel behaviour and persuasive technology for behaviour change, as well as exploring the implications for the interface of transport governance and sustainability.
Key Research Interests
- the nexus of sustainability and transport
- smart travel behaviour
- persuasive technology
- transport governance
- June 2016 - present University Academic Fellow, ITS, UoL
- January 2009 - May 2016 Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen
- October 2003 - September 2005 Research Assistant, University of Aberdeen
- April 1991 - August 2002 Scottish Natural Heritage
- PhD The Changing Geography of Scottish Transport Governance, University of Aberdeen, 2010
- MSc Sustainable Rural Development, University of Aberdeen, 2003
- MA (Hons) Philosophy with English Literature, University of Edinburgh, 1988
- EPSRC Peer Review College (May 2016 to date)
- Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen (June 2016 to date)
- Fellow, Royal Geographical Society with IBG (2011 to date)
- Secretary, Transport Geography Research Group of RGS-IBG (2009-2014)
- Member, RTPI Transport Planning Society (2010 to date)
ADAPT: smart approaches to influencing sustainable behaviour change. EPSRC/ LWEC Challenge Fellowship (2016-2019).
Personal Fellowship. The objective of this project is to develop more effective methods of influencing people to act voluntarily in relation to adapting to and mitigating environmental change, in the transport domain. Key aims are to investigate (1) whether there are systematic patterns of argumentation in existing material aimed at influencing the public to change behaviour; (2) if existing communication material can be better matched to individual preferences in relation to argument structure, content or framing, and (3) to use the findings to create algorithms for use in public-facing websites or mobile apps for personalising persuasive arguments to support behaviour change.
Three most recent prior projects
Researcher: European Smart Mobility Resource Manager (MYWAY). (2013-2016)
Funded by the EU FP7 Programme, this project developed and validatied the European Smart Mobility Resource Manager, a platform adopting an innovative meta-planner approach to integrate all mobility services into one journey plan and booking system. 14 European partners. The University of Aberdeen PI is Professor Judith Masthoff. I was responsible for the day to day management of Work Package 1: Mobility Behaviours.
Researcher: Enhancing transport technologies to support personal security in travel by public transport. (2012-2013)
Funded by the EPSRC, this project focused on the role of technology and its interaction with user needs and perceptions in supporting personal security in travel on public transport. The PI was Dr Mark Beecroft, Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen.
Lead Researcher: Evidence Base Review of Travel-related Business Practices to Inform Development of a Segmentation of Businesses. (2012-2013)
Commissioned by the Department of Transport (Contract Reference: PPRO 04/06/43), this project was directed by Professor Jillian Anable, with four private sector partners.
- Beecroft M; Pangbourne K (2015) Personal security in travel by public transport: the role of traveller information and associated technologies, IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 9, pp.167-174. doi: 10.1049/iet-its.2013.0166
- Beecroft M; Pangbourne K (2015) Future prospects for personal security in travel by public transport, Transportation Planning and Technology, 38, pp.131-148. doi: 10.1080/03081060.2014.976980
- Pangbourne K; Roberts D (2015) Small Towns and Agriculture: Understanding the Spatial Pattern of Farm Linkages, European Planning Studies, 23, pp.494-508. doi: 10.1080/09654313.2013.872231
- Edwards P; Pignotti E; Mellish C; Eckhardt A; Ponnamperuma K; Bouttaz T; Philip L; Pangbourne K; Polhill G; Gotts N (2014) Lessons learnt from the deployment of a semantic virtual research environment, Journal of Web Semantics, 27-28, pp.70-77. doi: 10.1016/j.websem.2014.07.008
- Velaga NR; Pangbourne K (2014) Achieving genuinely dynamic road user charging: Issues with a GNSS-based approach, Journal of Transport Geography, 34, pp.243-253. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.09.013
- Pangbourne K; Alvanides S (2014) Towards intelligent transport geography, Journal of Transport Geography, 34, pp.231-232. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.10.005
- Lucas K; Pangbourne K (2014) Assessing the equity of carbon mitigation policies for transport in Scotland, Case Studies on Transport Policy, 2, pp.70-80. doi: 10.1016/j.cstp.2014.05.003
- Pangbourne K (2013) Transport Geography Research Group, Journal of Transport Geography, 33, pp.281-282. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.10.001
- Jones P; Pangbourne K (2012) Transport Geography Research Group Page, Journal of Transport Geography, 24, pp.544-545. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.07.002
- Pangbourne K (2011) Scale (Key Ideas in Geography Series), Scottish Geographical Journal, 127, pp.337-338. doi: 10.1080/14702541.2012.669943
- Pangbourne K; Anable J (2011) Alternative travel futures, Journal of Transport Geography, 19, pp.1535-1537. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.06.008
- Pangbourne K (2011) Book review, Journal of Transport Geography, 19, pp.1618-1619. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.07.012
- Pangbourne K (2011) TGRG page, Journal of Transport Geography, 19, pp.466. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.02.001
- Pangbourne K (2011) TGRG page, Journal of Transport Geography, 19, pp.188. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2010.10.008
- Pangbourne K; Aditjandra PT; Nelson JD (2010) New technology and quality of life for older people: Exploring health and transport dimensions in the UK context, IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 4, pp.318-327. doi: 10.1049/iet-its.2009.0106
- Pangbourne K (2010) TGRG Page, Journal of Transport Geography, 18, pp.764-765. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2010.07.007
- Pangbourne K (2010) TGRG Page, Journal of Transport Geography, 18, pp.494. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2010.02.001
- Hunter C; Carmichael K; Pangbourne K (2006) Household ecological footprinting using a new diary-based data-gathering approach, Local Environment, 11, pp.307-327. doi: 10.1080/13549830600558804
- Lucas K; Pangbourne K (2012) Transport and climate change policy in the United Kingdom: A social justice perspective, Transport and Sustainability, 2, pp.287-312. doi: 10.1108/S2044-9941(2012)0000002014
- Wells S; Pangbourne K (2016) Using Argumentation within Sustainable Transport Communication, In: Mohammed D; Lewiński M (Ed) Argumentation and Reasoned Action: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation 1, pp.781-801.
- Edwards P; Mellish C; Pignotti E; Ponnamperuma K; Bouttaz T; Eckhardt A; Pangbourne K; Philip L; Farrington J (2012) DEMO: ourSpaces - A Provenance Enabled Virtual Research Environment, Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes 7525, pp.198-202. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-34222-6_15