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About me

I am Reader in Transport Planning and joined the University of Westminster in September 2015, where I lead a research group focused on accessibility planning.

I was previously a Senior Research Fellow at Ghent University. Before this, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam UvA, and a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and a Research Fellow at the University of Naples Federico II.

I completed my PhD (urban and transport planning) at the University of Naples Federico II, where I focused on the intersection between transport and land-use planning and TOD. 

Teaching

Since September 2016 I'm the Programme Leader of the MSc Transport Planning and Management, University of Westminster. I lead several PG modules including Research Methods,  Transport Economics; Land Use Planning and Transport.

I was previously leading PG and UG modules including Introduction to Planning Theory (Ghent University), Transport Geography (University of Naples Federico II),  Spatial Analysis Methods and Techniques for Transport Planning (University of Naples Federico II), City and Mobility Planning (University of Naples Federico II) 

I supervise around 8-10 MSc Dissertation yearly.

I currently supervise 4 PhD students. 

Research

My research lies at the intersection of a number of fields including urban system, transport and economic geography. Key research interests include geography of mobility, planning for sustainable accessibility, Transit-Oriented Development, transitions to low-carbon and low-energy living and societies, decision-making processes and new ways to integrate these research interests.

Most research projects include:

2021 - Present. PI, Ex-TRA

2020- Present, PI, Mobility and Digital Technology, SCUE funding

2018 - 2020,  Governing the socio-spatial impacts of Automated and Connected Vehicles, led by prof. Luca Staricco. Politecnico di Torino– 24 months. 

2016-2018 PI, MOVING TO ACCESS, financed by Volvo Research and Education Foundations, led by the Brookings Institutions, Washington, USA. 

2014-2015 PI, SAFE-ICE research project, Innovation for Low Carbon Economy Funded by INTERREG IV A. 

2013 - 2014 PI, An accessibility evaluation of TOD experiences in European metropolitan Areas. Funded by the Dutch National Scientific Council (NWO) within the programme Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad (SAR) “Implementing Transit Oriented Development iTOD”. 

2010-2014 PI, COST ACTION TU1002 Accessibility Instruments for Planning Practice. Funded by Cost - European Cooperation in Science and Technology Office, EU. Member Management Committee; Financial Rapporteur; Italy 01 Work Unit Leader; supervisor of the JRN Junior Research Network 

2011-2013 Co-I, Sustainable Urban Mobility - PRIN 2009 Funded by the Italian National University Ministry. 

2011-2012 PI, SNAP tool. Station Area Accessibility Planning. TOD in Naples, Caserta and Salerno Metropolitan Area (U.NA.CA.SA), Department of Urban Planning, Architecture Faculty

Publications

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