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Steve is a Research Associate at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR), with experience across transport, urban sustainability, behaviour change, and urban policy. He has experience in applying both quantitative and qualitative research methods in a variety of contexts.

Steve's research interests are principally focused on the areas of transport and sustainability, and studying these at the urban scale. This includes studying the impact and diffusion of policies to achieve more sustainable transport outcomes (e.g. bike sharing / car sharing), understanding the behavioural responses of individuals to changes in the status quo, and examining the social and economic benefits / potential of transport in disadvantaged areas.

The sustainability strand of Steve's interests focuses on both the intersections sustainability has with transport, and also on understanding the role of businesses (SMEs and larger) in supporting urban transitions to more sustainable futures.

Prior to CRESR, Steve worked as a researcher in the School of Geography, University of Nottingham working within a Leverhulme Trust funded interdisciplinary project on urban sustainability. His PhD focused on the impact of disruptive events on individual travel behaviour, adopting a case-study of the London 2012 Olympic Games.


Cities are charging employers for parking spaces to help fund local infrastructure --The Conversation, October 2018


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