Dr Giulio Mattioli

Dr Giulio Mattioli


Giulio is currently Research Fellow at the Department of Transport Planning at TU Dortmund University (Germany), but holds a position as Visiting research Fellow at SRI Leeds. He was previously Research Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies (2014-2018) and and the Sustainability Research Institute (2017-2018) at the University of Leeds. During this period he led the EPSRC-funded project  (t)ERES ('Energy-related economic stress in the UK, at the interface between transport, housing and fuel poverty')linked to the End Use Energy Demand (EUED) research centre DEMAND (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand). He was also Co-Investigator on the UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand, and contributed to the research projects LiLi ('Living Well Within Limits') and RACER ('Radical Acceleration of Car Emission Reductions'. He has published over 10 internationally peer-reviewed articles since 2013 in journals including Transportation Research Part A, Transport Policy, Transportation, and the Energy Research and Social Science.

Employment  History

  • 2018-, Research Fellow, Department of Transport Planning, TU Dortmund University.
  • 2017-2018, Research Fellow, Sustainability Research Institute & Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • 2014-2017, Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • 2013-2014, Research Fellow, Centre for Transport Research, University of Aberdeen
  • 2013, External Research Assistant, Chair of Integrated Transport Planning (IVP), Berlin Institute of Technology
  • 2008-2011, Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Milan-Bicocca


  • PhD, Urban and Local European Studies (URBEUR), University of Milan-Bicocca, 2013 [Visiting PhD Student at Department of Sociology, Lancaster University & Chair of Integrated Transport Planning (IVP), Berlin Institute of Technology, 2011-2012]
  • MSc (Hons) Sociology, University of Milan-Bicocca, 2009
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology, University of Milan-Bicocca, 2006

Current projects

  • Advisory board member for LiLi ('Living Well Within Limits') 
  • Main researcher for LDS (Long-distance society – Advancing knowledge of long-distance travel: uncovering its connections to mobility biography, migration, and daily travel
  • Member of COST research network ENGAGER (European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation, 2017-2021)

Present PhD students

Thalia Hernandez Amezcua - 'Understanding the impact of shared mobility in transport poverty, an analysis for Mexico City (2017-present, external co-supervisor)

Research interests

Giulio's research examines the multiple ways in which transport systems are locked into high (and increasing) levels of energy consumption and carbon emissions. He is specifically interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of car dependence, its social drivers and consequences. He has a particular interest for the implications of car dependence for social inequality and transport disadvantage. 

Key research interests

  • Car dependence & carbon lock-in in the transport sector
  • Transport poverty & affordability
  • the social drivers of long-distance travel
  • Quantitative analysis of household social survey data
  • The political economy of transport systems
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