Prof Adrian Davis has been invited to speak, once again, at The University of Oxford Global Challenges in Transport: Health and Wellbeing Course on 13th December.
The Global Challenges in Transport courses are run by the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford. The programme provides decision-makers from a range of sectors with the necessary skills and expertise to address the complex challenges of sustainable transport futures.
This 4-day residential course introduces the latest research on the complex relationships between different forms of transport and mobility, with health and wellbeing, including safety and air pollution. It introduces a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches and tools to consider transport-related health impacts and social equity across spatial scales, geographical contexts and transport modes. Specific attention is given to the potential benefits associated with promoting active travel and in considering how to encourage active travel, and how cycling and walking can deliver benefits to personal well-being, public health, the economy and the environment.
Both participants and speakers contribute to the interactive sessions, bringing insights from different sectors and global locations. The main themes covered in the course are:
• health, well-being and mobility;
• active travel;
• the social and distributional impacts of transport;
• the use of health impact assessment tools;
• pathways to increase road safety.