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MSc Transportation Planning and Engineering Industrial Advisory Board

In 2016 the MSc Transportation Planning and Engineering Industrial Advisory Board was set up to establish a formal mechanism for industrial input to the MSc Transportation Planning and Engineering Course.

This Course has been running since 1969, and has educated over 700 transport professionals.  Students on the course include graduates at the start of their transport career, along with transport professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills.  Industrial involvement in their education process is crucial, in order to ensure that the Course continues to reflect the changing nature and needs of the transport industry.

The Industrial Advisory Board comprises a team of leading transportation professionals who work with our academic staff to ensure our Courses are tailored to the needs of industry, and to facilitate industrial involvement in the learning process (for example, through co-supervision of dissertations).  The Board provides a wealth of experience to enhance course delivery and ensure that our students are effectively prepared for their career in an increasingly dynamic industry.

The Board currently comprises 17 members: 9 from a selection of transportation companies and local authorities and 8 key members of the teaching staff.

Industrial members

Dominic McGrath, Strategic Transport Manager, Hampshire County Council

Pete Boustred, Head of Green City & Infrastructure, Southampton City Council

Sansaka Sirivadidurage, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald

Mark Smith, Director, Paul Basham Associates (Linkedin: Paul Basham Associates)

Pam Turton, Head of Transport Strategy, Bath & North East Somerset Council (Linkedin: Pam Turton)

Hannah Clark, Transport Planning Team Leader, Devon County Council (Linkedin: Hannah Clark)

Lyndon Mendes, Transport Policy Team Leader, Surrey County Council

Toby Thornton, Technical Director, WSP (Linkedin: Toby Thornton)

Steve Jenkins, Partner, i-transport

Members from the University of Southampton 

Dr Ben Waterson (Chair of IAB), MSc TPE Programme Lead and Associate Professor in Transportation, leading traffic modelling and operations research

Professor Simon Blainey, Head of Transportation Research Group and Professor of Sustainable Transport

Professor Tom Cherrett, Professor of Logistics and Transport Management and Head of Department of Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering

Professor John Preston, Professor of Rail Transport

Professor Mark Young, Professor of Human Factors in Transport

Dr Katie Plant, Associate Professor in Human Factors Engineering

Dr Ioannis Kaparias, Associate Processor in Transport Engineering

Dr Shahram Heydari, Lecturer in Transportation

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