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I am a Reader in Transport having joined Westminster in September 2012 from the University of East London, where I lectured in Sociology. I am interested in sustainable mobilities and especially active transport, and have published widely in this area. For more of my publications please see http://rachelaldred.org/publications/ or my Google Scholar page. I regularly speak about my research to academic, policy, and other audiences, through keynotes, plenary talks, workshops, and presentations, and on social media.


I teach on the MSc Transport Planning and Management, which I led from January 2013-July 2016. Modules I teach or have taught include Research Methods/ Dissertation, Statistics and Survey Methods for Transport, Transport Policy and Politics, and Traffic and Streets. I am interested in hearing from potential PhD students, particularly but not only in the area of cycling research.


My research has been funded by ESRC, AHRC, Blaze, TfL, DfT, British Cycling, CIL, Sport England, and others. This work has won prizes including in 2016 the ESRC Prize for Outstanding Impact in Public Policy. For more on current projects please see http://rachelaldred.org/projects/


For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.