Dr Rachel Aldred

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I am a Reader in Transport (since August 2016) and joined Westminster in September 2012 from the University of East London, where I lectured in Sociology. I am interested in sustainable mobilities and in cycling in particular, and have published widely in this area. For more of my publications please see

http://rachelaldred.org/publications/

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I teach on the MSc Transport Planning and Management, which I led from January 2013-July 2016. I am currently leading the following modules: Transport Policy and Politics, Traffic and Streets, and Statistics and Survey Methods for Transport. 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, CILT and others. For more on current projects please see http://rachelaldred.org/projects/

2015

Investigating the rates and impacts of near misses and related incidents among UK cyclists (2015)
Aldred, R. and Crosweller Sian 2015. Investigating the rates and impacts of near misses and related incidents among UK cyclists. Journal of Transport & Health. 2 (3) 379-393 2214-1405
Does more cycling mean more diversity in cycling? (2015)
Aldred, R., Woodcock, J. and Goodman, A. 2015. Does more cycling mean more diversity in cycling? Transport Reviews: A Transnational Transdisciplinary Journal. 36 (1) 28-44 0144-1647

2014

Why culture matters for transport policy: the case of cycling in the UK (2014)
Aldred, R. and Jungnickel, K. 2014. Why culture matters for transport policy: the case of cycling in the UK. Journal of Transport Geography. 34 78-87 0966-6923

2013

Cycling’s sensory strategies: how cyclists mediate their exposure to the urban environment (2013)
Jungnickel, K. and Aldred, R. 2013. Cycling’s sensory strategies: how cyclists mediate their exposure to the urban environment. Mobilities. OnlineFirst 1745-0101
Who are 'Londoners on Bikes' and what do they want? Negotiating identity and issue definition in a ‘pop-up’ cycle campaign (2013)
Aldred, R. 2013. Who are 'Londoners on Bikes' and what do they want? Negotiating identity and issue definition in a ‘pop-up’ cycle campaign. Journal of Transport Geography. 30 194-201 0966-6923
Matter in or out of place? Bicycle parking strategies and their effects on people, practices and places (2013)
Aldred, R. and Jungnickel, K. 2013. Matter in or out of place? Bicycle parking strategies and their effects on people, practices and places. Social & Cultural Geography. 14 (6) 604-624 1464-9365
Incompetent or too competent? Negotiating everyday cycling identities in a motor dominated society (2013)
Aldred, R. 2013. Incompetent or too competent? Negotiating everyday cycling identities in a motor dominated society. Mobilities. 8 (2) 252-271 1745-0101

2012

Governing transport from welfare state to hollow state: the case of cycling in the UK (2012)
Aldred, R. 2012. Governing transport from welfare state to hollow state: the case of cycling in the UK. Transport Policy. 23 95-102 0967-070X
Constructing mobile places between ‘leisure’ and ‘transport’: a case study of two group cycle rides (2012)
Aldred, R. and Jungnickel, K. 2012. Constructing mobile places between ‘leisure’ and ‘transport’: a case study of two group cycle rides. Sociology. 46 (3) 523-539 0038-0385

2011

Framing scrappage in Germany and the UK: from climate discourse to recession talk? (2011)
Aldred, R. and Tepe, D. 2011. Framing scrappage in Germany and the UK: from climate discourse to recession talk? Journal of Transport Geography. 19 (6) 1563-1569 0966-6923
Editorial introduction (2011)
Aldred, R. 2011. Editorial introduction. Critical Social Policy. 31 (2) 171-173 0261-0183
From community participation to organizational therapy? World cafe and appreciative inquiry as research methods (2011)
Aldred, R. 2011. From community participation to organizational therapy? World cafe and appreciative inquiry as research methods. Community Development Journal. 46 (1) 57-71 0010-3802

2010

‘On the outside’: constructing cycling citizenship (2010)
Aldred, R. 2010. ‘On the outside’: constructing cycling citizenship. Social & Cultural Geography. 11 (1) 35-52 1464-9365

2009

"A potential fifth column”: conflicts and struggles for control in the context of local NHS privatisation (2009)
Aldred, R. 2009. "A potential fifth column”: conflicts and struggles for control in the context of local NHS privatisation. Health. 13 (5) 543-561 1363-4593
The cowardly cyborg (2009)
Woodcock, J. and Aldred, R. 2009. The cowardly cyborg. British Medical Journal. 338 (b522) 0959-535X

2008

Ethical and political issues in contemporary research relationships (2008)
Aldred, R. 2008. Ethical and political issues in contemporary research relationships. Sociology. 42 (5) 887-903 0038-0385
Cars, corporations, and commodities: Consequences for the social determinants of health (2008)
Woodcock, J. and Aldred, R. 2008. Cars, corporations, and commodities: Consequences for the social determinants of health. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology. 5 (4) Online 1742-7622
Transport: challenging disabling environments (2008)
Aldred, R. and Woodcock, J. 2008. Transport: challenging disabling environments. Local Environment. 13 (6) 485-496 1354-9839
NHS LIFT and the new shape of neoliberal welfare (2008)
Aldred, R. 2008. NHS LIFT and the new shape of neoliberal welfare. Capital and Class. 32 (95) 31-57 0309-8168
Managing risk and regulation within new local ‘health economies’: The case of NHS LIFT (local improvement finance trust) (2008)
Aldred, R. 2008. Managing risk and regulation within new local ‘health economies’: The case of NHS LIFT (local improvement finance trust). Health, Risk & Society. 10 (1) 23-36 1369-8575
Flexible regulation: the birth of a qualitative audit society? (2008)
Aldred, R. 2008. Flexible regulation: the birth of a qualitative audit society? International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy. 3 (1) 48-65 1478-1484

2007

Community governance or corporate governance? Two models for primary care provision in England (2007)
Aldred, R. 2007. Community governance or corporate governance? Two models for primary care provision in England. Social Theory & Health. 5 338-355 1477-8211
Closed policy networks, broken chains of communication and the stories behind an ‘entrepreneurial policy’: the case of NHS local improvement finance trust (NHS LIFT) (2007)
Aldred, R. 2007. Closed policy networks, broken chains of communication and the stories behind an ‘entrepreneurial policy’: the case of NHS local improvement finance trust (NHS LIFT). Critical Social Policy. 27 (1) 139-151 0261-0183

2012

The role of advocacy and activism in shaping cycling policy and politics (2012)
Aldred, R. 2012. The role of advocacy and activism in shaping cycling policy and politics. in: Parkin, J. (ed.) Cycling and sustainability Emerald. pp. 83-110

2012

Cycling cultures: summary of key findings and recommendations (2012)
Aldred, R. 2012. Cycling cultures: summary of key findings and recommendations. London University of East London.

2011

Transitions: becoming a cyclist and cycle trainer in London (2011)
Aldred, R. and Kullman, K. 2011. Transitions: becoming a cyclist and cycle trainer in London. London University of East London Sustainable Mobilities Research Group.
Green and healthy jobs in transport: launching a new partnership under THE PEP (2011)
Woodcock, J. and Aldred, R. 2011. Green and healthy jobs in transport: launching a new partnership under THE PEP. Geneva World Health Organisation.

2011

Cycling policy in the UK: a historical and thematic overview (2011)
Golbuff, L. and Aldred, R. 2011. Cycling policy in the UK: a historical and thematic overview. London University of East London Sustainable Mobilities Research Group.

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