Research Fellow in Governance and Transport Policy

Research Fellow in Governance and Transport Policy
Institute for Transport Studies
University of Leeds

Five year fixed term contract

(Full time – job share arrangements can be considered)

This role supports an exciting and growing research area related to the development, design and implementation of a broad range of policies which impact on transport and travel. The research agenda that the role supports examines the political, sociological and technical arguments surrounding the development of sustainable transport policy in a range of contexts and countries. You will be expected to engage with critical research themes relating to how transport interfaces with other policy fields such as energy, health and the economy.

The role is part of an on-going programme of research led by Dr Greg Marsden, with this post funded by the University for a period of 5 years as support for the Head of School. This includes large RCUK funded projects on the Governance of Climate Change in Transport (ESRC), Competitive Cities (EPSRC) and Disruption (<>) and the potential for less energy intensive policies (EPSRC). It includes a component of teaching support and co-ordination facing two core masters modules (Transport Planning and Policy – TRAN5142 and Sustainable Land-Use and Transport Planning – TRAN5112) providing the opportunity to build teaching, research, communication and project management skills. You will be a member of the Sustainable Transport Policy group and will be expected to contribute towards the vibrant research culture within ITS. Opportunities for the development of an independent research profile will also be provided.

Your qualifications and experience will include an honours and masters degree followed by a PhD in a relevant discipline (such as political geography, political science, policy studies or transport studies in a related topic area). Experience in the analysis of governance and/or the mobility of policies and how this influences policy design is desirable as are skills in qualitative and quantitative research techniques.

Further information about the Institute is available via – search using reference code ENVTR0006

University Grade 7 (£29,972 – £35,788 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Greg Marsden, tel
+44 (0)113 343 5358, email<>

Closing Date: 13 January 2012

Dr Greg Marsden

Senior Lecturer Transport Policy and Strategy Institute for Transport Studies University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel: +44 (0)113 3435358