Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson


Research Projects and Experience

  • Project Co-ordinator for SMaRTE an EU/Shift2Rail project investigating the scope for enhancements to the rail user experience and vehicle maintenance procedures.
  • Working on XCYCLE, an EU project, appraising the value of on-bike safety enhancements
  • Worked on NETIRAIL, an EU Project, looking at Wider Economic Impacts of small scale rail enhancements
  • Worked on 'Buses and the Economy' project with DfT and Greener Journeys, examining at the link between bus provision, the labour market and productivity.
  • Worked on SUSTRAIL, an EU project, evaluating the impact of rail vehicle and infrastructure improvements 
  • Worked on EPSRC's Sustainable Distribution project, developing a strategic freight model (LEFT) to test the impacts of various policy scenarios on costs and volumes of different modes.
  • Design and analysis of Freight part of Department for Transport's M6 Toll Project
  • Estimated regional productivity measures for use in appraisal of transport projects for Department for Transport
  • Worked on the valuation of rail scarcity for the Office of Rail Regulation
  • Developed a computer based implementation of aspects of the (Rail) Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook.
  • Worked on the development of the passenger rail forecasting model PRAISE
  • Member of European Transport Conference Freight and Logistics Programme Committee (2008)
  • Taught on Freight modules and Stated Preference short courses
  • Supervised PhD, Masters and Undergraduate dissertations

Employment History

  • Nov 01 - Present Research Officer/Fellow/Senior Research Fellow: Institute for Transport Studies.
  • Oct 98 - Nov 01 Labour Market Analyst: Careers Services Unit (CSU).
  • Jun 93 - Aug 95 Research Assistant: Department of Economics, Hull University.
  • Oct 92 - Jun 94 Economics Tutor: University of Humberside


  • Director of Post Graduate Research

Research interests

Key Research Interests

  • Transport Economics
  • Wider Economic Impacts of Transport Investment
  • Freight and Passenger Demand Modelling
  • Stated Preference design and application

Research projects

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  • Hull University: BSc Economics (2:1)
  • Essex University: MA Economics
  • York University: MPhil (Economics)

Student education

Contributes to the following modules:

TRAN5180M: Public Transport Planning and Management

TRAN3031: Public Transport Policy and Practice

Transport Infrastructure and Economic Performance (TIEP)

Research groups and institutes

  • Economics and Appraisal

Postgraduate research opportunities

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