The Movement, People and Place Research Group has a broad intellectual agenda that seeks to influence urban policies at the local, regional, national and international level.
The Group has particular interests in a variety of fields including transport policy and travel planning, regeneration, local economic vitality and stakeholder engagement.
The group has eight academic staff and postgraduate researchers and PhD students.
It is committed to activities that help to positively address contemporary sustainability challenges.
The Research Group has a broad portfolio of research projects, including:
In terms of taught programmes the Movement People and Places Group runs three Master's programmes:
The members of the Group also supervise a popular PhD and Master's by Research programme.
If you are interested in potential PhD or Master's by Research study contact any of the staff members by clicking on the staff tab, with your own topic idea.
The Group is also open to researchers who share common interests with the Group wishing to explore possibilities for Fellowship or visiting researcher positions.
We have recently hosted academic visitors from Virginia Commonwealth University and the Italian National Agricultural Research Council. We also offer consultancy services to a range of public and private sector organisations.
Our recent partners have included:
We have a strong track record of developing and supporting partnerships at the local and regional level.
The University has taken a leading role in projects to promote sustainability locally and regionally through initiating, securing funding for and working with partners to deliver the Business Travel Plan project ‘Fresh Ways to Work’.