Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson


I have been working in Transport Planning since 2014, with experience across both the public and private sectors at TfL, in consultancy and currently at the DfT. I am undertaking a PhD in Transport part-time, focusing my research into attempting to understand why the UK Government has chosen to so substantially increase subsidies into the railways since privatisation in the 1990's.

Research interests

  • Transport governance structures and decision making
  • Philosophy and history of transport planning
  • Sustainability and resilience
  • Evaluation of policy interventions


  • MSc Transport and City Planning
  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • Incorporated Engineer
  • Member, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • Associate, Royal Town Planning Institute