Tom Haines-Doran

Tom Haines-Doran


I am a Research Fellow currently working on the Living Well within Limits project. My research focuses on the political economy of transport and infrastructure provision. I have recently completed my PhD at SOAS, University of London, on the relationship between central government and the provision of railway services in Britain since privatisation.

Research interests

My current research focuses on identifying the political and economic challenges posed when attempting to move towards more environmentally sustainable and socially just forms of transport provision. For example, one of my major areas of research is on the role of consumer car finance in creating and reinforcing the culture of "car dependency".

I’ve also performed extensive research into the role of social movements in creating positive political and social changes. I’m particularly interested in the role of workers' movements and how academic research can support them.

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  • MA, Politics: International Political Economy, University of Manchester
  • BA Politics, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professional memberships

  • International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy