University Academic Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Dr Eva Heinen is a University Academic Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Previously she was an Investigator Scientist in the Centre for Diet and Activity Research at the University of Cambridge. She is a is transport scientist with an interest in active travel and was working on the 'Commuting and Health in Cambridge' study. In this role Dr Heinen focused on understanding the impacts of new transport infrastructure on active travel, physical activity and public health.
Prior to joining CEDAR in 2013 she was an assistant professor of infrastructure planning and mobility at the Department of Spatial Planning & Environment at the University of Groningen. She received her PhD on the topic ‘Bicycle commuting’ in 2011 from Delft University of Technology and continued working there as a researcher, until her move to Groningen. Before her academic career, she worked at the former Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, the former Netherlands Institute of Spatial Research (RPB), and the Transport Department of the Dutch Embassy in Berlin.