Ann Jopson


Twitter: @DrAnnJopson

Research interests

  • Understanding travel behaviour through Social Psychology,
  • Social aspects of transport, e.g., accessibility or older peoples' travel,
  • Active travel,
  • GIS transport applications,
  • Climate and Energy.



Professional Membership & Activities

  • Member of The British Psychological Society Division for Teachers & Researchers in Psychology
  • Invited speaker at UK conferences on Travel Plans and Car Sharing, and World Conference on Transport Research session chair.
  • Reviewing for journal papers, international conference paper selection, and grant proposals; and member of the editorial team for journal special issues.
  • Organising international seminars.

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I have a PostGraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and am currently ITS Undergraduate Education Development Coordinator, with specific responsibility for BA Geography with Transport Planning

Teaching highlights

  • Module leader: Case Studies in Sustainable Transport (Undergraduate, Level 3).
  • Responsibility for active travel, accessibility planning and GIS related content across a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate modules.
  • Has previously developed and lead profressional development short course.

 Masters dissertation supervision. Recent examples:

  • Framework for Monitoring and Evaluating Cycling in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Slovenia (Lea Ruzic).
  • Car dependency in Western Australia: what role do workplace (destination) factors play in commuter mode choice? (Catherine Wallace).
  • Assessing Nicosia's (Cyprus) Car Dependency and Potential Solutions (Irineos Livadiotes).
  • Social Status Reasons behind Car Addicts in Jakarta (Ayu Kharisza).

PhD supervision.

I am happy to consider supervising projects in a range of areas relating to understanding travel behaviour (in the context of Climate and Energy concerns); active travel; and applied Social Psychology methods.

Current and recent PhDs:

  • James Musgrave:  Promoting Travel Behaviour Change of Attendees at Sport Venues - An Extended Transtheoretical Approach. Key words: travel behaviour change, transtheoretical model, theory of planned behaviour. (Lead supervisor).
  • Stephen Parkes: The Longevity of Behaviour Change: A Case Study of the London 2012 Olympic and PAralympic Games. Key words: travel behaviour change, disruption, transtheoretical model. (Co-supervisor).
  • Magda Rosario Cepeda Zorrilla: Road User's Perception and Attitudes as a Barrier Against Cycling in Cities: A comparative analysis. Key words: Cycliing, Theory of Planned Behaviour, Social Comparison Theory, Material Possessions Model. (Co-supervisor).
  • Julian Burkinshaw: Commuting and the Role of Working Practices. Key words: travel behaviour change, demand, Social Practice. (Co-supervisor).
  • Martin Revas Perez: The Dynamics of Access: a study of social exclusion, job opportunities, travel mobilities and developing the Gateshead MetroCentre. Keywords: Accessibility, Exclusion, Mobility, GIS. (Internal examiner).
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Research groups and institutes

  • Social and Political Sciences