Dr John Nellthorp


Key Research Interests

  • Measurement and valuation of individual response to transport improvements
  • User benefits, including reliability, security and health
  • Externalities: noise, local environment and quality of life
  • Policy analysis using choice experiments and CBA

Employment History

  • 2001-present Senior Research Fellow, ITS, University of Leeds
  • 1999-2001 Research Fellow, ITS, University of Leeds
  • 1996-1999 Research Officer, ITS, University of Leeds
  • 1994-6 Assistant Economist, Halcrow Fox and Associates, Edinburgh (consultancy)
  • 1990 Statistical Assistant, The Henley Centre for Forecasting, London


  • PhD, Political Economy of Transport Investment and Pricing, University of Leeds, 2011
  • MA Transport Economics, University of Leeds, 1994
  • BA (Hons) Economics, University of Cambridge, 1993

Professional Engagements

  • Consultancy for Department for Transport, The World Bank, UNECE, TINA Secretariat, European Commission, Eurostar, Highways Agency, RAC Foundation
  • Academic adviser to the Welsh and Scottish Governments
  • European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) Round Tables 128 and 135
  • Invitee: European Investment Bank Expert Workshop 'Decision Making on Transport Infrastructure', Belgium, 2012; SONORE Conference Paris, 2010


  • Leader: MA/MSc Transport Investment Analysis (course for Masters, professionals & MBA); Project Appraisal (BA/BSc Level 2) - covering transport and energy, since 2004
  • Leader: CPD courses for NAO, DfT, West Yorkshire PTE
  • External training for The World Bank and EU in Europe, Africa & US
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Research groups and institutes

  • Economics and Appraisal