Professor Mark Wardman

Professor Mark Wardman


Key Research Interests

  • Demand Forecasting and Elasticities
  • Stated Preference Methods and Choice Modelling
  • Values of Time and Service Quality Attributes
  • Railways
  • Environmental Valuation

Employment History

  • Jan 2007: Director, ITS
  • Dec 2004: Professor of Transport Demand Analysis, ITS
  • Aug 2004: Director of Research, ITS
  • Aug 1999: Reader in Transport Economics, ITS
  • Aug 1997: Principal Research Fellow, ITS
  • Oct 1994: Senior Research Fellow, ITS
  • 1989-1994: British Rail Senior Research Fellow, ITS.
  • 1988-1989: Lecturer in Quantitative Transport Economics, School of Business and Economic Studies, University of Leeds.
  • 1984-1988: Research Assistance/Fellow, ITS


  • B.Soc.Sc Economics University of Birmingham, 1982
  • MA Transport Economics University of Leeds, 1983
  • PhD Transport Economics University of Leeds, 1987

Professional Engagements

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Transportation, 2008-
  • Chair, Methodological Innovations Committee, European Transport Conference 1999- 2003.
  • Visiting Professor School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster (2005-);
  • Associate Editor, Transportation Research E.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Choice Modelling 2007-
  • Advisor to British Railways Passenger Demand Research Forum 1989-95.
  • Advisor to Rail Passenger Demand Forecasting Subscription Service 1996-98
  • Member of Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook Update Steering Committee 2001-2002
  • Editor of PDFH4.1 (August 2005)
  • Member of Yorkshire Water Authority Willingness to Pay Advisory Panel 2002 and 2006
  • Member of DfT Peer Review Group on UK Study of Attitudes to Noise from Aviation Sources 2004-2007
  • Member of Netherlands Value of Time and Reliability Study Advisory Panel 2007
  • Advisor to Competition Commission on four enquiries (2004-2005)

Research Projects and Experience

  • 2011: European Wide Meta-Analysis of Values of Travel Time
  • 2011: Estimating the Value of a Range of Local Environmental Indicators, for Defra
  • 2010: Research into Effects of Park and Ride Parking Supply on Public Transport Demand, for Transport Scotland
  • 2010: Updating Elasticities of Department for Transport's Strategic Fares Model, for Department for Transport
  • 2009: Projections of Future Levels of Personal Travel in Greater London, for Transport for London
  • 2009: Advice on Surveys to Examine the Effectiveness and Acceptability of Measures to Encourage Cycling within Greater London, for Transport for London
  • 2008: Value of Time and Elasticities Meta-Analysis, for Department for Transport
  • 2008: MVA Crowding Study Peer Review, for Department for Transport
  • 2008: Advisory Study into the Acceptability and Effectiveness of Road User Charging, for Transport for London
  • 2007-2012: Accent Stated Preference Research Fellowship
  • 2007: Station Enhancements, for Passenger Demand Forecasting Subscription Service.
  • 2006-2007: M6 Toll Road Study, for Department for Transport.
  • 2006-2007: External Factors Data Extension and Modelling, for Department for Transport.
  • 2006: Fares Evidence in Scotland: A Review, for Transport Scotland
  • 2005: National Express/Thameslink Great Northern Inquiry, for Competition Commission.
  • 2005: TSU Centre Evaluation, for ESRC.
  • 2005: First Group/ICEC Franchise Inquiry, for Competition Commission
  • 2004: Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook Update Review, for Association of Train Operating Companies,.
  • 2003-2006: Rail Research UK, EPSRC.
  • 2003-2004: Generalised Journey Time Reformulation, for Association of Train Operating Companies.
  • 2001-2004: Demand for Public Transport – A Practical Guide. EPSRC.
  • 2001-2003: Measuring Demand for an Integrated Inter-Urban Public Transport Network EPSRC.
  • 2001-2002: High Speed Line Study for Strategic Rail Authority.
  • 2001: Review of Research relevant to Rail Competition for Short Haul Air Routes, for Eurocontrol.
  • 2000-2001: Leeds First Project, for Northern Spirit and Railtrack
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Research groups and institutes

  • Economics and Appraisal