BA MA PhD MCILT FRGS FCIHT
- Primary position:
- Head of the Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Unit and Professor of Rail Transport
Professor Preston is Head of the Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Academic Unit and Professor of Rail Transport. He was previously Director of the Transportation Research Group (2008-11) and Head of the School of Civil Engineering and the Environment (2010-11). He has over 30 years of experience in transport teaching and research, having previously held posts at the Universities of Leeds and Oxford. His research in transport covers demand and capacity modelling, regulatory studies, economic appraisal and land-use and environment interactions. His initial work concentrated on rail but subsequent work has covered all the major modes of transport. He has held over 120 research grants and contracts, worth almost £5 million, and has published over 200 articles, book chapters, conference and working papers. He is a member of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) Scientific Committee, the Co-Chair of the WCTRS Rail Special Interest Group, a Committee Member of the International Association of Rail Operations Research (IAROR) and of the International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport.
His current work at Southampton includes leadership of the iConnect consortium that is undertaking a long-term evaluation of engineering interventions to promote walking and cycling and the University’s contribution to the Centre for Sustainable Travel Choices. He is also providing transport expertise to the Track21 and Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium projects.
Can we make transport more sustainable?
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Current research has focussed on two broad areas: demand, capacity and cost modelling for sustainable transport infrastructure, with an emphasis on rail, and on the evaluation of transport interventions designed to promote sustainable choices.
Primary research group: Transportation Group
Head of Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Academic Unit
|CENV6044||RESEARCH PROJECT: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND ENGINEERING||Lecturer|
|CENV6112||TRANSPORT, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT||Coordinator|
|CENV6152||PROJECT ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT||Coordinator|
|CENV6101||PASSENGER AND FREIGHT TRANSPORT||Lecturer|