Tyndall Manchester seminars

Tyndall Manchester seminars

The next Tyndall Manchester seminar on 'Travel behaviour change and climate change: communicating better' will be presented by Dr. Kate Pangbourne (University of Leeds) on 23rd March 2017 at 4pm in room C1, George Begg Building

Abstract

The need to address over-reliance on car-based personal transport remains a significant problem in most parts of the developed world. Too much car travel damages health in several ways- directly by air pollution and also indirectly by creating urban air pollution. The emissions from petrol and diesel engines also increase the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and thus transport is heavily implicated in climate change.

In this talk, I will introduce the work of the ADAPT project, funded by EPSRC through the Living with Environmental Change challenge fellowship programme. The ADAPT project aims to create tools for creating effective personalised motivational messages for travel mode shift as a contribution to supporting individuals to adapt to the effects of environmental change. Improving mode shift will support efforts to mitigate the impacts of such change.

Speaker biography

Dr. Kate Pangbourne joined the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds as a University Academic Fellow in 2016, having won a five year EPSRC personal fellowship in the LWEC challenge. At ITS, Kate will be developing her personal research agenda in innovative research intravel behaviour and persuasive technology for behaviour change, as well as exploring the implications for the interface of transport governance and sustainability.

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