Dr Rachel Aldred

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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 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/

2017

Predictors of the frequency and subjective experience of cycling near misses: Findings from the first two years of the UK Near Miss Project (2017)
Aldred, R. and Goodman, A. 2017. Predictors of the frequency and subjective experience of cycling near misses: Findings from the first two years of the UK Near Miss Project. Accident Analysis & Prevention.
Cyclists in shared bus lanes: could there be unrecognised impacts on bus journey times? (2017)
Aldred, R., Best, L. and Jones, P. 2017. Cyclists in shared bus lanes: could there be unrecognised impacts on bus journey times? Proceedings of the ICE - Transport.
The Propensity to Cycle Tool: An open source online system for sustainable transport planning (2017)
Lovelace, R., Goodman, A., Aldred, R., Berkoff, AN., Abbas, A. and Woodcock, J. 2017. The Propensity to Cycle Tool: An open source online system for sustainable transport planning. Journal of Transport and Land Use. 10 (1), pp. 505-528.
Cycling provision separated from motor traffic: a systematic review exploring whether stated preferences vary by gender and age (2017)
Aldred, R., Elliott, B., Woodcock, J. and Goodman, A. 2017. Cycling provision separated from motor traffic: a systematic review exploring whether stated preferences vary by gender and age. Transport Reviews. 37 (1), pp. 29-55.
Diversifying and normalising cycling in London, UK: An exploratory study on the influence of infrastructure (2017)
Aldred, R. and Dales, J. 2017. Diversifying and normalising cycling in London, UK: An exploratory study on the influence of infrastructure. Journal of Transport and Health. 4, pp. 348-362.

2016

Trends in local newspaper reporting of London cyclist fatalities 1992-2012: the role of the media in shaping the systems dynamics of cycling (2016)
Macmillan, A., Roberts, A., Woodcock, J., Aldred, R. and Goodman, A. 2016. Trends in local newspaper reporting of London cyclist fatalities 1992-2012: the role of the media in shaping the systems dynamics of cycling. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 86, p. 137–145.
Cycling near misses: their frequency, impact, and prevention (2016)
Aldred, R. 2016. Cycling near misses: their frequency, impact, and prevention. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 90, pp. 69-83.

2015

A matter of utility? Rationalising cycling, cycling rationalities (2015)
Aldred, R. 2015. A matter of utility? Rationalising cycling, cycling rationalities. Mobilities. 10 (5), pp. 686-705.
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), pp. 379-393.
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), pp. 28-44.

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, pp. 78-87.

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.
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, pp. 194-201.
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), pp. 604-624.
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), pp. 252-271.

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, pp. 95-102.
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), pp. 523-539.

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), pp. 1563-1569.
Editorial introduction (2011)
Aldred, R. 2011. Editorial introduction. Critical Social Policy. 31 (2), pp. 171-173.
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), pp. 57-71.

2010

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

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), pp. 543-561.
The cowardly cyborg (2009)
Woodcock, J. and Aldred, R. 2009. The cowardly cyborg. British Medical Journal. 338 (b522).

2008

Ethical and political issues in contemporary research relationships (2008)
Aldred, R. 2008. Ethical and political issues in contemporary research relationships. Sociology. 42 (5), pp. 887-903.
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), p. Online.
Transport: challenging disabling environments (2008)
Aldred, R. and Woodcock, J. 2008. Transport: challenging disabling environments. Local Environment. 13 (6), pp. 485-496.
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), pp. 31-57.
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), pp. 23-36.
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), pp. 48-65.

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, pp. 338-355.
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), pp. 139-151.

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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