Dr Graham Parkhurst

Graham Parkhurst

Professor of Sustainable Mobility and Director of the Centre for Transport & Society, UWE Bristol

Dr Graham Parkhurst is Professor of Sustainable Mobility and Director of the Centre for Transport & Society, UWE Bristol. Graham has over 25 years’ experience in transport and mobility studies.

He has considered freight issues primarily in the context of managing urban transport needs and constraints. His current research interests are examining the wider implications of the trends to greater automation, electrification, flexibility and use of digital technologies in the transport sector. Research collaborations with industry have been central to Graham’s activities in the last decade.

He was the social behavioural research lead in one of the first Innovate UK/CCAV-funded connected and automated vehicle (CAV) projects – Venturer – now successfully concluded, whilst he has on-going leadership roles in CAPRI, and MultiCAV and is contributing to CAV-Forth.

Graham recently contributed to the project ‘Roads Technology User Research’ for the UK Department for Transport and a recent Foresight Review on freight innovation for the Government Office for Science. He is one of two UK members of the European Commission Cost Action on social and economic research on CAVs (WISEACT).