Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Paul Timms

Senior Research Fellow

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 36487
Room: 2.02
Research Group: Spatial Modelling and Dynamics

Key Research Interests

  • Future global mobility scenarios and utopias
  • Philosophy and history of transport modelling
  • Interpretation of modelling concepts as literary concepts
  • Transferability of transport policies / models between geographical locations
  • Public participation in transport planning

Employment History

  • Various jobs in community work (1974-1985).


  • BA(Hons) in Mathematics (1974) Oxford University
  • MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering (1986), University of Leeds
  • PhD in Transport Modelling (1990) University of Leeds

Research Projects and Experience

  • A large number of research projects concerned with various aspects of transport modelling and transport policy, ranging from traffic signals to world futures.
  • A large number of overseas professional engagements including consultancy, research and teaching assignments in Thailand, Vietnam, India, Brazil, Malaysia, Rwanda, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, El Salvador, Chile, China and Russia.
  • ITS Project Manager of a large number of EU-funded research projects
  • Fluency in Portuguese (spoken and written)


  • Supervision of four past PhD students (all successfully completed their PhDs) and eight current PhD students.
  • Ex-director of Short Courses at ITS.



  • Carsten OMJ; Timms PM; Brundell-Freij K; Seco A (1995) Safe interaction of pedestrians and vehicles: Behaviour and ATT solutions., .

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