Dr Sarah Jones is the Co-Director of THINK and a Consultant in Environmental Public Health with Public Health Wales. Sarah has a long-standing interest in road traffic injuries and inequalities.
Her PhD studied child pedestrian injuries and deprivation and she has been an advocate for the introduction of Graduated Driver Licensing for many years.
In recent years, her interest has developed more widely to cover the links between transport and health, including work around the introduction of a default 20mph speed limit in Wales.
Charles Musselwhite is Professor of Psychology at Aberystwyth University. He is Co-Director of the Transport and Health Research Network (THINK). His research involves applying psychology to understanding and improving people’s mobility including relationships between the built environment and transportation and health and wellbeing. In particular, he has expertise in environmental gerontology, examining relationships between environment and health in later stages of life, including older people’s road user safety, giving-up driving, reducing isolation and loneliness and creating age friendly neighbourhoods and communities.
He has worked on around 40 projects as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator totalling over £25m research income. He is also currently co-Director the Welsh Government funded Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) project to bring together research in ageing with policy and practice across Wales. He has over 65 research publications, including authoring 5 books. He is Editor-in-Chief for Elsevier’s Journal of Transport & Health and on the editorial board for Age Cymru’s EnvisAGE and Elsevier’s Research in Transportation Business & Management.
Find out more about his work at: www.drcharliemuss.com
Dr Lucy Baker is Research Associate in the School of Psychology, Aberystwyth University. Lucy will be supporting THINK research activities, bringing together and sharing knowledge and evidence, engaging with the public and stakeholders, developing funding bids and a future portfolio of research and activities for THINK.
Lucy is interested in developing research that examines how health inequalities are structured, what transport and urban planning have to do with disparity in health, wellbeing and care, and what we can do to reduce health inequalities to enable a higher quality of life for all.
Lucy’s prior research has explored digital platform labour in India and how it intersects with new money technologies with a view to increase the social equity of innovations, future work and the use of big data. Her doctorate explored the transfer of cycling mobility interventions to developing countries with fieldwork based in Namibia.
Amy Nicholass is the Project Officer and first point of contact for enquiries for the Transport and Health Integrated research NetworK – THINK.
Amy holds a Master of Environmental Science degree and previously managed research projects related to environmental and health challenges whilst working at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and whilst in the policy team at Eunomia Research and Consulting. Amy has managed two previous networks – ClimateWise and Go Green, working with hundreds of businesses to facilitate their knowledge and experience sharing. She has a particular interest in looking at transport and health from an interconnected systems perspective. Amy also has lots of experience of organising online and in-person engagement events with practitioners and the general public.
Amy enjoys facilitating stakeholder events and is a keen cyclist and walker and enjoys being outside in nature, especially in the sea.
Dr. Burcu Tekeş is an Associate Professor at Başkent University, Turkey. She is currently also working with us as a post-doctoral research associate in THINK project.
Burcu holds her Ph.D. in Traffic and Transportation Psychology and MSc. in social psychology. She previously had experience with Vision Zero: Road Safety project in Turkey as the senior expert on human behaviour. Burcu’s research mainly focuses on applied psychology particularly in traffic and transportation, environment and health. She has over 30 research publications, including a book on Traffic Psychology.
Here you can find more about Burcu’s work: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Burcu-Tekes