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BELINDA BROWN

I started out as a Social Anthropologist and this has influenced my overarching interest in the relationship between transport and human behaviour which underlies my main areas of research. Some of these are outlined below:
  • How the development of children's independent mobility is shaped by patterns of transport use amongst children and their parents.
  • Links between physical activity, health and transport use, in particular the role of the car in shaping the former.
  • I am particularly interested in strategies to reduce car use and have looked at the potential role of car clubs in this.
  • At the moment I am analysing data on how individual characteristics and lifestyle habits promote and discourage car use over the life course.

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14733280802338080http://www.walk21.com/papers/Mackett,%20Roger-A-The%20influence%20of%20independent%20mobility%20on%20ch.pdfhttp://www.thepep.org/ClearingHouse/docfiles/TransportPhysicalActivityHealth.pdfhttp://www.academia.edu/868685/Childrens_Independent_Movement_In_the_Local_Environmenthttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14733280802338080

Topics:

  • Health & Well Being
  • Sustainability

Methods:

Both quantitative and qualitative.

"I rely on both quantitative and qualitative data to inform my work usually using qualitative data to help understand and add depth to the quantitative findings. For example when researching children's independent mobility we used mapping activities and interviews with parents and children to interpret quantitative findings from over 1000 questionnaires. I am currently analysing 33 in-depth interviews to contextualise the data emerging from over 500 questionnaires on car club participation and car use. "

Contact:

Email:b.brown@ucl.ac.uk

telephone: 020 86933435

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