External members


Adrian Davis

Adrian has an international reputation in the interdisciplinary field of transport and health in which he has worked and helped to shape for nearly 30 years. He is a founding member of the Transport and Health Study Group (1988). He has devoted much of his work to developing a better understanding as to the importance of health within transport planning, and the need for intersectoral collaboration in order to assist behaviour change away from habitualised motorised (sedentary) travel to active travel. This is reflected in his publications and contracts which largely focus on how to increase population physical activity through active travel. He also specialises in translational research in supporting transport and urban planners in gaining easy access to robust evidence as to road transport’s multifarious health impacts.

Adrian has academic, consultancy and public sector experience. His doctorate explored intersectoral collaboration on transport and health in three European cities (2001). In the health sector landmark publications include: • the British Medical Association’s first policy statement on Road Transport and Health (1997) • the Transport Paper to the Acheson Inquiry into Inequalities in Health (1998) • Transport, Environment and Health (2000) and A Physically Active Life through Everyday Transport (2002) both with WHO (Europe). He has spent 9 years part-time in a unique UK role as a public health evidence adviser to the Transport Department of Bristol City Council in helping to steer policy and practice to the delivery of greater population health gains. He has held a Visiting Professorial post with the University of the West of England since 2012 and is a Senior Fellow within the Business School. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport & Health.

David Hunter

David Hunter is an independent consultant whose wide range of transport roles began as a full time volunteer for Manchester Community Transport. He became the first Chair of Kensington and Chelsea Dial-a-Ride, before founding the London Dial-a-Ride Users Association (now Transport for All) and heading Accessible Transport teams at Lothian and Edinburgh Councils. He led corporate strategy, governance and planning functions at the National Library of Scotland from 2003 to 2013 including preparation of the 2012 National Library of Scotland Act. Non-executive positions include membership of the Bus User Complaints Tribunal and the ESRC Grant Advisory Panels.

David’s interests include pedestrian issues, accessible transport, consumer involvement in public services and links to wider public policy and he has written extensively on these topics in public, professional and academic media.

Emeritus Professor Stephen Stradling

Stephen Stradling was Reader in the Behavioural Aspects of Transport at TRI from 1998 and Professor of Transport Psychology from 2001 to 2009. He is now a professor emeritus and continues to publish on driver behaviour (e.g., Accident Analysis & Prevention 2013; BMJ 2014, 2015) and modal choice (Handbook of Traffic Psychology, 2011), contribute to review projects (Novice drivers: Evidence Review and Evaluation. Pre-driver training, Graduated Driver Licensing and the New Drivers Act. Project report RPN2553. Transport Research Laboratory 2013) and pontificate at road safety conferences.

David Scotney

David Scotney has worked on transport research, planning and engineering for over 45 years; in the public, private and academic sectors. He is a Board Member of the Tayside and Central Scotland Regional Transport Partnership (TACTRAN) and is a Reviewer for the Transport Planning Society’s Professional Development Scheme. Professionally he is both a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Transport Planning Professional. He has been a Research Fellow with TRI since 2010, renewing a link originally established as a part-time lecturer in the 1980s, and has worked on the EU-funded EcoMobility SHIFT and Transport Learning projects. His interests cover most aspects of transport research and planning; although recently they have majored on policy development, rural public transport provision and project evaluation. He has authored a major global study of the provision and use of narrow gauge railways.

Emeritus Professor Mike Maher

Mike Maher is a specialist in the mathematical and statistical modelling of transport problems. In over 40 years of research, he has worked mainly in the areas of network modelling (traffic assignment, OD estimation), optimisation methodology, and traffic safety modelling (predictive accident modelling, and regression to the mean). He has held a number of EPSRC research grants, published in excess of 130 papers, and is a Fellow of the Transport Research Foundation and of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He worked at Napier University between 1994 and 2007. Since retiring from Napier, he has been a part-time Research Professor in the Mathematical Analysis of Transport Systems at the Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds until the end of 2013, and now is an Honorary Professor at University College London. He continues as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the leading international journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, and has recently provided advice to the Scottish government on its analysis of speed camera data.

Malcolm Wardlaw 

Malcolm has pursued a deep interest in cycling policies and research. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international conferences.  He participated in the European scientific collaboration COST TU1101.  He has carried out research and produced reports for the Scottish Executive, Cycling Scotland, the Transport and Health Study Group and Cycle Law Scotland.  Malcolm is a member of the Transport and Health Study Group and contributed the bulk of the cycling content of its e-book Health on the Move 2.  He has contributed to the policies of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, the Faculty of Public Health and the Scottish Health Impact Assessment Network.  He is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Transport and Health. 

Up until April 2018, this activity was a private interest alongside working full time as a professional engineer, latterly as a consulting engineer with PM Group. This work included designs of upgrades to a top-tier COMAH site, LNG plant, biomethane plant, as well as several high pressure gas transmission installations. The work demanded stringent compliance with legislation, initiative, creativity, imagination and attention to detail.

In April 2018, Malcolm founded Normalize Ltd (Company Number SC594570), a new business specialising in cycling policy, research and development.  See http://www.normalize.uk.com