Dr Caroline Mullen

Institute for Transport Studies at University of Leeds

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Caroline Mullen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds. Her research focuses on implications of transport and mobility for social, economic and environmental sustainability, with an emphasis on travel needs, active travel and social and health equalities. This involves development of analytic frameworks for policy development and social research methods especially qualitative methods with professionals and public (including deliberative methods, mobile interviews). She is a member of the Faculty Research Ethics committee and school representative for research ethics, and leader of the ITS Social and Political Sciences Research Group.

She is currently working on the "Need, mobility poverty and the ethics of the future cost of mobility" project, which is part of the DEMAND Centre: Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand, one of the UK Research Council funded End Use Energy Demand Centres. She has recently worked on major projects including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funded projects Understanding Walking and Cycling; Competitive Cities: The Network and Long term impacts of fiscal Management of Transport Demand"; "Disruption: unlocking low carbon travel", on the Economic and Social Research Council funded Multi-level Governance, Transport Policy and Carbon Emissions Management (ESRC), and the EU funded CH4LLENGE: Addressing the four Key Challenges of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning.

Caroline holds a PhD in Social Ethics and Policy from the University of Manchester, and a BA and MA in Philosophy, both from the University of Leeds. Her research has been published in a variety of journals including Energy Research and Social Science, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Planning, Transport Policy, Transport Geography and Journal of Transport and Health.

  • 22 February 2017

    Future of mobility

    The Government Office for Science, is undertaking a Foresight Project on the Future of Mobility. This project will bring together cutting-edge academic research, industry expertise and policy making to consider the future transport landscape. The project will work with policy makers to consider what this evidence base means for policy development in this area. Further to this, by assessing and prioritising key trends in mobility, a set of future scenarios wil be developed and their consequences analysed. Among other themes, the project will examine the social and demographic drivers changing the future transport landscape.