Dr Zahara Batool

Dr Zahara Batool


I joined Institute for Transport Studies in early January 2019 as a Research Fellow. Since then, I have worked on a variety of projects, including uDrive Mobile Phone Study (TRSS0004), Human Drive (RCUK Innovate UK) and uCARE (GA 815002.) I am member of Human Factors and Safety Group, a multidisciplinary team undertaking research in road safety and driver behaviour. I completed my PhD from the same research group in 2012, titled Attitudes towards road safety and aberrant behaviours of drivers in Pakistan. Following my PhD, I worked as Assistant Professor in Transport Engineering and Management, at University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan.

Research interests

My research interests are focused on attitudinal and behavioural components related to road safety and social psychology. I am also interested in the areas of transport inequalities in low and middle income economies, and interaction between transport and health and wellbeing.

  • Human factors and road safety
  • Attitudes and behaviour change interventions
  • Transport and health
  • Transport (social) inequalities in global south
  • Mixed methods, qualitative methods, multivariate analyses   
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  • PhD, Transport Safety, University of Leeds, UK
  • Bsc, Transportation Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Pakistan

Student education

I support student education in ITS through teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and dissertation supervision. I am also tutoring undergraduates in the school of geography.  

Research groups and institutes

  • Human Factors and Safety
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