Travel behaviour change


Contact Dr Eva Heinen to discuss this project further informally.

Project description

Topic proposals are welcomed in this general area, of which there could be many possible PhD thesis topics. My interests include (but are not limited to) the following subjects:

  • travel behaviour change
  • active travel (cycling & walking)
  • health and transport
  • life events and travel behaviour
  • patterns of variability and stability in behaviour
  • the influence of the environment (built and social) on travel behaviour
  • car dependency.

Entry requirements

Applicants are invited from candidates with or expecting a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent, preferably in a quantitative discipline. A Master's degree (not necessarily in transport) may be advantageous but is not essential. 

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University's minimum English Language requirements.

How to apply

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section that the PhD you wish to be considered for is the ‘Travel behaviour change' as well as Dr Eva Heinen as your proposed supervisor.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office e:, t: +44 (0)113 34 35326.