Current Projects

Go Ultra Low Oxford Residential On Street Charging Project

Dr Tim Schwanen, Oxford City Council; 2017-2018.

City Net: Cities in Global Financial Networks: Finance and Development in the 21st Century

Prof Dariusz Wójcik. European Research Council Consolidator Grant; 2016-2021.

Geo-logics and Geo Politics: The Collective Governance of European Shale Gas Development

Dr Kärg Kama. ESRC Future Leaders; 2016-2018.

Delivering Food and Water Security in a Middle East in Flux - Insights from Israel and transferable lessons for Jordan and Palestine (DeFWS)

Dr Michael Gilmont in association with Anthropology, Oxford, Ecopeace and the West Asia North Africa (WANA) Institute. British Council, Newton Fund; 2016-2017.

Diplomacy in the margins

Dr Fiona McConnell. British Academy Mid Career Fellowship; 2016-2017.

EU Energy Network Planning Software

Dr Daniel Tulloch, Fell Fund; 2016-2017.

Maximising Home Delivery

Dr Tim Schwanen and Dr Christian Brand with University of Cambridge, Heriot Watt University, Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Tesco, EPSRC; 2016-2017.

Stranded Assets Japan Forum

Ben Caldecott. 350 org. 2016-2017.

Ultra high net worth individuals private banks and the state of green investment

Ben Caldecott. HSBC. 2016.

REACH: Improving water security for the poor

Dr Rob Hope. DFID; 2015-2022.

Groundwater Risk Management for Growth and Development

Dr Rob Hope. NERC; 2015-2019.

Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative

Prof Myles Allen and Prof Cameron Hepburn. Oxford Martin School; 2015-2019.

Circuits of waster and value: making e-waste subjects in China and Japan

Dr Anna Lora Wainwright and Dr Peter Wynn Kirby. The Leverhulme Trust; 2015-2018.

Information Protection Gap

Prof Gordon Clark. Zurich Insurance Company, 2015-2018.

Solidarity in European Societies: Empowerment, Social Justice and Citizenship (Solidus)

Prof Linda McDowell. European Commission H2020. 2015-2018.

Building sustainability, resilience and adaptive capacity in transport in cities

Prof David Banister. British Council/Newton Fund; 2015-2017.

Mobile payment systems to reduce rural water risks in Africa

Dr Rob Hope. ESRC; 2015-2017.

Holistic Greenland? Science, politics and a geographical imagination

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

Mid Career Fellowship

Dr Richard Powell. ISRF; 2015-2016.

Recent Projects (since 2006)

Diplomatic Representation in the margins - the biographies and spatial practices of unrecognised diplomats

Dr Fiona McConnell. Fell Fund; 2015.

Global coal activities

Ben Caldecott. Oxfam France. 2015.

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.

Insuring against rural water risk in Africa

Dr Rob Hope. Financial support from the ESRC; 2013-2015.

Advanced analytics platform for behavioural finance research of pension decisions

Prof. Gordon Clark. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2013-2014.

Groundwater Risks and Institutional Responses for Poverty Reduction in Rural Africa

Dr Rob Hope. Financial support from the NERC; 2013-2014.

Monitoring and Evaluation for Sustainable Communities

Dr Kersty Hobson, Jo Hamilton and Ruth Mayne and research partners. Financial support from the ESRC; 2013-2014.

TRANSFORuM

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

Alchemists of the revolution? The politics of educated unemployed youth

Professor Craig Jeffrey in collaboration with several partners. Financial support from the ESRC; 2012-2015.

The end of investment bank capitalism? Mapping the global securities industry

Dr Dariusz Wójcik. Financial support from the Leverhulme Trust; 2012-2015.

Diaspora youth: economic disadvantage, the construction of masculinity and inter-group relations

Professor Linda McDowell in collaboration with the Oxford International Migration Institute as part of the Oxford Diasporas Programme. Financial support from the Leverhulme Trust; 2011-2015.

Londonmapper

Prof Danny Dorling and Dr Ben Hennig. Financial support from Trust for London; 2011-2015.

Transport and accessibility in low income communities in the Recife metropolitan region

Dr Karen Lucas in collaboration with the University of Pernambuco, Brazil. Financial support from Brazilian National Science Research Council; 2011-2014.

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.

Loot: corruption in modern India

Professor Craig Jeffrey. British Academy Mid Career Fellowship; 2012-2013.

The geopolitics of ethnic relations in Russia

Dr Andrew Foxall. ESRC Early Career Fellowship from the ESRC; 2012-2013.

Mobile water science for global development impacts

Dr Rob Hope. 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.

TranSENDaNC: Transport and social exclusion: new directions and national comparisons

Dr Karen Lucas and Dr Tim Schwanen in collaboration with the University of Ghent, Belgium and the Universidad de Concepción, Chile. Financial support from EU Marie Curie International Researcher Exchange Scheme (IRSES); 2011-2014.

Fixing futures? Towards a comparative analysis of educated unemployed youth politics

Professor Craig Jeffrey. Financial support from the John Fell Fund, University of Oxford; 2011-2013.

Modelling the relationships between transport poverty and social disadvantage

Dr Karen Lucas. Financial support from ESRC; 2011-2013.

New and emerging technologies - Smart Water Systems Phase 2

Dr Rob Hope. Financial support from DfID; 2011-2013.

Merseytravel neighbourhood travel teams evaluation study

Dr Karen Lucas. Financial support from the Merseytravel Passenger Transport Authority; 2011-2012.

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.

Penality and the social construction of gender in post-Soviet Russia: the impact on prisioners' relatives of their encounters with penal Russia

Professor Judith Pallot and Dr Elena Katz. Financial support from the AHRC; 2010-2013.

Developments after a disaster: the tsunami, poverty, conflict and reconstruction in Sri Lanka

Dr Kamal Kapadia. Financial support from the ESRC; 2010-2012.

Making environmental health subjects in contemporary rural China: contested illnesses, pollution and the 'good life'

Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright. Financial support from the British Academy; 2010-2012.

Smart water systems

Dr Rob Hope and Michael Rouse, in collaboration with Rural Focus Ltd. (Kenya) and ZamDex (Zambia). Financial support from DfID; 2010-2012.

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

Investing social security assets in equities: an assessment of the procedures to prevent political interference

Professor Gordon L. Clark. Financial support from the University of Toronto; 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.

Social impacts and social equity issues in transport

Dr Karen Lucas in collaboration with London School of Economics, University of Aberdeen, Newcastle University, and University of Warwick. Financial support from the ESRC; 2010-2011.

The use of state-of-the-art models by policy makers to address global energy and environment challenges: the case of transport policy

Dr Moshe Givoni and Eda Beyazit in conjunction with Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Financial support from the British Council; BIRAX: The Britain-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership; 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 James Martin 21st Century 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.

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 European Commission; 2009-2011.

Understanding the social impacts of UK climate policies

Dr Christian Brand and Dr Karen Lucas in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Energy and University of Bristol. Financial support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; 2009-2011.

Global financial turmoil and the geography of stock markets: information and prices in Hong Kong, London and New York

Dr Dariusz Wójcik. Financial support from the British Academy; 2009-2010.

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.

Knowledge and evidence review of the social distributional impacts of climate change policies for transport

Dr Karen Lucas in collaboration with AEA Technology and Transport and Travel Research Limited. Financial support from the UK Department for Transport; 2009-2010.

CABE: Sustainable cities, transport chapter

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

SCaRSe: Spatial competition between railway stations

Dr Moshe Givoni in collaboration with the Department of Spatial Economics and Free University Amsterdam (unofficial partner). Financial support from the European Commission; 2008-2011.

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.

The geopolitics and governance of sovereign wealth funds

Professor Gordon L. Clark and Dr Ashby Monk. Financial support from the Leverhulme Trust; 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.

Multiple use water systems for poverty reduction

Dr Rob Hope. Financial support from the World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme; 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.

Scientific careers in a clustered 'knowledge economy': Oxford case study

Dr Sarah Dyer. Financial support from John Fell OUP Research Fund; 2008-2009.

Sustainable rural water supply in Mozambique

Dr Rob Hope. Financial support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; 2008-2009.

Subverting stereotypes: Asian women's political activism in the UK - a comparison of Grunwick and Gate Gourmet

Professor Linda McDowell in collaboration with University of Leeds. Financial support from the AHRC; 2007-2009.

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

Women in the Russian penal system: the role of distance in the theory and practice of imprisonment in late Soviet and post-Soviet Russia

Professor Judith Pallot in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and University of Birmingham. Financial support from the ESRC; 2006-2010.

Men's work, women's work, body work: restructuring class and gender relations

Professor Linda McDowell. Financial support from the Leverhulme Trust; 2006-2008.

Water ecosystems and poverty reduction under climate change

Dr Rob Hope. Financial support from DfID; 2006-2007.

GeNet: Gender inequality in production and reproduction priority

Professor Linda McDowell, Dr Sarah Dyer and Dr Adina Batnitzky in collaboration with Universities of Cambridge, Essex, LSE and City. Financial support from the ESRC; 2005-2010.

Social geography of secondary school catchment areas in Cape Town

Dr Tony Lemon in collaboration with the University of Cape Town. Financial support from the Oppenheimer Fund; 2005-2009.

African Environment Programme seminar series

Dr Patricia Daley and Dr Henny Osbahr. Financial support from ESRC/NERC; 2005-2007.

Mopane woodlands and mopane worms

Dr Rob Hope. Financial support from DfID; 2005-2006.

US public sector pension funds and urban revitalization

Professor Gordon L. Clark, Dr Tessa Hebb, Dr Terry Babcock-Lumish and Lisa Hagerman. Financial support from the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations; 2004-2007.

Low base flows and livelihoods

Dr Rob Hope. Financial support from DfID; 2004-2006.

Geography of capital markets

Dr Dariusz Wójcik. Financial support from Jesus College, Oxford; 2004-2006.

The Internet gift economy: a study of socio-technological change in the US film industry

Dr Andrew Currah. Financial support from the ESRC; 2003-2006.

Indian minority identity and post-apartheid transformation in South Africa

Dr Tony Lemon. Financial support from the Oppenheimer Fund; 2002-2006.

Geography of corporate governance

Professor Gordon L. Clark, Dr Tessa Hebb and Dr Dariusz Wójcik in collaboration with Maastricht University. Financial support from the European Science Foundation; 2002-2006.