Research fellows and associates

As well as University of Hertfordshire staff members from the School of Life and Medical Sciences, Geography, Environment and Planning department, we have some eminent colleagues in our Smart Mobility Unit.

Professor Stephen Joseph OBE

Professor Stephen Joseph OBE was executive director of Campaign for Better Transport from 1988 until earlier this year. His wide-ranging expertise and contacts have helped to make the organisation the country’s leading transport NGO.

The last 20-plus years have had many highlights for Stephen, including persuading the Treasury to cut the road-building programme in the 1990s, campaigning for increased rail investment and new/ reopened lines and stations, and highlighting the importance of buses and the impact of cuts in bus services.

Stephen was a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport from 1999-2005, having been one of the panel of external advisers on the Transport White Paper 1997-8, and was a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment (SACTRA) during its inquiry on transport and the economy. He was also on the steering group for the Government’s road user charging feasibility study 2003-4. More recently he has been a member of challenge panels or advisory groups for Government plans on high-speed rail, eco-towns, transport appraisal and the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

He was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1996 for services to transport and the environment, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire in November 2010.

Read 'Transport emissions have doubled in 40 years - expand railways to get them back on track' written by Prof Stephen Joseph in The Conversation

Find out more about our team

You can find out more about our staff in the Smart Mobility Unit on the University of Hertfordshire's Research Database