External members

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.

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.