Current Projects

Holistic Greenland? Science, politics and a geographical imagination

Dr Richard Powell. Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship; 2015-2016.

Excavating the political; mining and micropolitics in Ecuador

Dr Joe Gerlach. British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship; 2014-2017.

Political animals: rethinking Indian modernity

Dr Maan Barua. British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship; 2014-2017.

Greenland and theories of environment and society: a scoping study of the archives

Dr Richard Powell. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2014-2015.

Towards an historical geography of Arctic exceptionality: Franz Boas, Knud Rasmussen and geographical practice.

Dr Richard Powell. Financial support from British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant; 2014-15.

Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand

Dr Tim Schwanen and Professor David Banister in collaboration with SPRU, University of Sussex, and the Business School at the University of Manchester. Financial support from the EPSRC's End User Energy Demand Programme; 2013-2018.

CLEVER: Closed Loop Emotionally Valuable E Waste Recovery

Dr Kersty Hobson in collaboration with the University of Bath. Financial support from the EPSRC; 2013-2016.

TRANSFORuM

Prof. David Banister and TSU researchers as part of a consortium. Financial support from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme; 2013-2014.

Monitoring and Evaluation for Sustainable Communities

Dr Kersty Hobson, Jo Hamilton and Ruth Mayne. Financial support from the Higher Education Innovation Fund; 2013-2016.

Servicizing policy for resource efficient economy

Prof. David Banister and Nihan Akyelken in collaboration with 10 partners. Financial support from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme; 2012-2015.

BioFresh: Biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems: status, trends, pressures and conversation priorities

Dr Paul Jepson in collaboration with multiple partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2009-2014.

Recent Projects (since 2006)

Impacts of Polar Geopolitics for UK Policy in the Arctic and Antarctic

Dr Richard Powell. RCUK/ESRC Global Uncertainties Impact Support Grant; 2012-2013.

Living with pollution in rural China: an ethnographic perspective

Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright. Financial support from The Leverhulme Trust; 2012-2013.

Towards an integrated carbon and health economic assessment tool for walking and cycling

Prof. David Banister and Dr Christian Brand. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2012-2013.

Urban mining, toxic payload: transnational circuits of e-waste between Japan and China

Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2012-2013.

Low-carbon mobility futures

Prof. David Banister, Dr Moshe Givoni and James Macmillen. Financial support from Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford; 2011.

Transport scenarios - drivers and limits

Prof. David Banister in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark, KTH, Nordforsk, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Financial support from the Danish Technical University; 2010-2013.

UNITE: Uncertainties in transport project evaluation

Prof. David Banister in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark, Aalborg University, Denmark Institute of Transport Economics, and Princeton University. Financial support from the Danish Technical University; 2010-2013.

Climate change, energy and transport

Prof. David Banister and Dr Tim Schwanen in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen. Financial support from the UK Transport Research Centre; 2010-2011

Knowledges, resources and legal regimes: the new geopolitics of the polar regions

Dr Richard Powell in collaboration with Royal Holloway, University of London. Financial support from the ESRC; 2010-2011.

Human creativity: ecologies and practices of invention

Professor Sarah Whatmore, Dr Charlotte Bates in conjunction with the Dept. of Archaeology, Oxford. Financial support from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation; 2010-2011.

Return of the wild: The biogeographies of European rewilding and cattle de-domestication

Dr Jamie Lorimer in conjunction with Utrecht University. Financial support from the ESRC; 2010-2011.

Visioning and backcasting for transport futures in Chinese cities

Dr Jimin Zhao, Prof. David Banister and Dr Robin Hickman in collaboration with the Shandong University of Finance, Shandong Academy of Sciences, and Jinan Municipal Government, China. Financial support from the Centre for Studies in Property Valuation and Management Trust and the Oxford Martin School; 2010-2011.

Blue-sky thinking for Oxfordshire County Council's Local Transport Plan III

Dr Karen Lucas, Prof. David Banister, Dr Robin Hickman and Lara Scott. Financial support from Oxfordshire County Council; 2009-2011.

LogMan: Logistics and manufacturing CO2 footprint

Dr David Bonilla and Nihan Akyelken in collaboration with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2009-2011.

Moving to a low carbon economy under different economic circumstances

Dr Jimin Zhao. Financial support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Strategic Programme Fund; 2009-2011.

OPTIC: Optimal policies for transport in combination

; Prof. David Banister, Dr Moshe Givoni and James Macmillen in collaboration with multiple research partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2009-2011.

INTRA-SIM: Oxfordshire and Swindon

Dr Robin Hickman and Prof. David Banister in collaboration with Halcrow. Financial support from Oxfordshire County Council, Swindon Borough Council and the UK Department for Transport; 2009-2010.

Transport systems in a low carbon society

Prof. David Banister with multiple research partners. Financial support from the Japanese Institute for Transport Policy Studies; 2009-2010.

CABE: Sustainable cities, transport chapter

Dr Robin Hickman and Prof. David Banister in collaboration with Halcrow. Financial support from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment; 2009.

iConnect: Impact of constructing non-motorised networks and evaluating changes in travel

Dr Christian Brand and Dr Tim Jones in collaboration with the multiple research partners. Financial support from the ESPRC; 2008-2013.

Visions of the role of walking and cycling in 2030

Prof. David Banister, Dr Moshe Givoni and James Macmillen in collaboration with University of Leeds, University of East Anglia, University of Salford and University of Manchester. Financial support from the ESPRC; 2008-2011.

Freightvision: Freight transport foresight 2050

Dr David Bonilla and Nihan Akyelken with multiple reseearch partners. Financial support from the European Commission; 2008-2010

OxTran: Oxford transport network

Dr Moshe Givoni, Lara Scott, Dr Karen Lucas and Prof. David Banister. Financial support from John Fell Fund; 2008-2010.

Environmental legacy of the Beijing Olympics

Dr Jimin Zhao in collaboration with Oxford Martin School; 2008-2009.

Planning for sustainable travel

Dr Robin Hickman and Prof. David Banister in collaboration with Halcrow and Oxford Brookes. Financial support from Commission for Integrated Transport; 2008-2009.

Strategies of ignorance: mapping the political uses of uncertainty within medicine

Professor Andrew Barry and Dr Linsey McGoey. Financial support from ESRC; 2008-2009.

Sustainable fuel partnership

Prof. David Banister in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank, International Energy Agency, ADB Institute. Financial support from the Asian Development Bank; 2007-2011.

Environmental knowledge controversies: science, democracy and expertise

Professor Sarah Whatmore and Dr Catharina Landström in collaboration with the University of Durham and University of Newcastle. Financial support from Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) Programme (ESRC, NERC, BBSRC), 2007-2010.

Visioning and backcasting for transport in London

Dr Robin Hickman and Prof. David Banister in collaboration with Halcrow and Space Syntax. Financial support from UrbanBuzz and HEFCE; 2007-2009.

Expert assistance in the area of transport, emissions, environment and scenario building

Prof. David Banister, Dr Christian Brand and Dr Moshe Givoni in collaboration with European Environment Agency, Transport Research Laboratory and IFOK, Berlin. Financial support from the European Environment Agency and the Transport Research Laboratory; 2006-2011

Scientific ecotourism and post-colonial encounters with wildlife

Professor Sarah Whatmore and Dr Jamie Lorimer; Financial support from the ESRC; 2006-2008.

'Locating technoscience: geographies of science, technology and politics' ESRC Research Seminar Series

Professor Sarah Whatmore in collaboration with UCL, University of Cambridge and University of Sussex. Financial support from the ESRC; 2006-2007.

Consumer action groups: social contestation and sustainable consumption

Professor Sarah Whatmore in collaboration with French and Belgian research teams. Financial support from ADD programme of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France; 2005-2008.

Hope and oil: an ethnographic exploration of the emergent oil operation in São Tomé e Príncipe

Professor Andrew Barry and Dr Gisa Weszkalnys. Financial support from John Fell OUP Research Fund and British Academy; 2005-2007.

Forests and chases of England and Wales c. 1500 - c. 1850: towards a multi-disciplinary history

Dr John Langton and Dr Graham Jones. Financial support from the Marc Fitch Fund and St John's College Oxford; 1998-2009.