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.