The UK Hub has a range of specialist practitioners currently working on TinnGO project. The group have specialist knowledge on the barriers and burdens women face in transport, due to unequal access to resources, education, job opportunities and entrenched socio-cultural norms. This hub is developing a framework, together with mechanisms for a sustainable game change in European transport using the transformative strategy of gender and diversity sensitive smart mobility.
Prof. Andree Woodcock
Professor Andree Woodcock (Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Coventry University) has been an active partner in EU and RCUK projects for the last 20 years where she has been responsible for the design of user trials and arguing for greater, more inclusive engagement of end users in the design of a variety of transport and non-transport related services. She was PI in FP7 MEPTEX project looking at end to end, multimodal journey experiences. She is currently PI on SUITS, supporting capacity building of small – medium local authorities (www.suits.eu) : and, of course is PI on TinnGO.
Recently completed awards include the AHRC (UK) global network funded project, WEMOBILE (http://mymobilitymatters.org/) looking at gender transport poverty in LMICs, Frank Jackson project looking at use of empathic design approaches to understand transport from the older users perspective.
Further details can be found at: https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/andree-woodcock
Dr Jane Osmond
Dr Jane Osmond is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Coventry University. Situated in the Research Institute for Future Transport and Cities, she has over 18 years of being involved in research projects, all of which have a focus on equality of access to education/services.
Jane has, in particular a specific focus on gender and marginalised groups within the field of transport and has worked on many other projects specialising in sustainable transport and reduced carbon emissions in urban areas. Her specialist knowledge to date, has explored the barriers and burdens women face in transport, due to unequal access to resources, education, job opportunities and entrenched socio-cultural norms.
Emily Perry is a Transport Strategy Researcher at Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) – the Transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Emily has spent the past two years specialising in social transport policy and innovation areas. She is passionate about transport equality and representation of women in the transport sector. As part of her role she has engaged with a broad range of stakeholders representing those from marginalised and vulnerable groups. Before embarking on a career in Transport Policy and Strategy, Emily spent a short time as a Science teacher where she was active as a STEM ambassador in encouraging girls to engage with science and technology.
Helen Davies is a Senior Policy Officer working at Transport for West Midlands (TfWMs). She has worked in the field of sustainable transport for nearly 18 years, originally working on travel plans for a local authority and then moving into region wide transport, where she managed a community funding stream to support vulnerable and excluded groups and promote greater transport equality. Helen has also been a strong advocate in developing social transport policy. She has recently reviewed TfWMs supported transport policies covering a package of travel concessions. This has then led to new policy measures being developed including a travel scheme which supports older women effected by the state pension changes. Helen is also part of the team refreshing the West Midlands Local Transport Plan which explores the current travel needs of disadvantaged groups.
Andrew is Future Mobility Lead at TfWM and a member of the Transport Innovation Team. Andrew has a background in transport operations and project management across Bus, Rail, Metro and demand responsive transport, the accessible design of transport vehicles and environments, passenger transport information services and more recently has lead a number of transport innovation and strategy projects across MaaS, new mobility and electrification for TfWM.
Sinead Ouillon, is the Programme Leader of Civic and External Relations in the Coventry University Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations. Â With a team of 6 Sinead is currently delivering a portfolio of externally funded social innovation projects worth over £1.4m. These projects are delivered in Fab Lab Coventry, a community maker space set up by Sinead in 2015. All programmes and accredited training courses in Fab Lab take a citizen driven approach to innovation and include the use of methodologies such as theory of change, citizen science and design thinking to build the capacity of citizens to co-create, co-produce and co-implement with stakeholders from a wide variety of sectors. As well as TInnGo, projects include Exceed in Coventry, Connect Me, Collaborate to Train (European Social Fund) and many others.
Hilary Nesi is Professor in English Language at Coventry University; before that she was a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader at Warwick University for 20 years, in the field of Applied Linguistics. She is Editor in Chief of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes and Associate Editor of Lingua, both published by Elsevier. Her research activities mostly concern corpus development and analysis, the discourse of English for academic purposes, and the design and use of dictionaries and reference tools. She has been the Principal Investigator on a number of research projects, including the AHRB- and ESRC-funded projects to create the BASE corpus of British Academic Spoken English and the BAWE corpus of British Academic Written English.
Research Assistant for the TinnGO at Coventry University. Kat also works as a Community Researcher at Birmingham University for the USE-IT Project (Unlocking Social and Economic Innovation Together). The USE-IT programme aims to link opportunities emerging from new urban development with local communities. Currently, Kat is setting up a Social Enterprise with other Community Researchers to provide a platform for voices from local, diverse communities and collectively identify challenges and opportunities in urban areas of Birmingham. Additionally, Kat works as a Research Assistant for BRAD Project (Brexit and deportations: Towards a comprehensive and transnational understanding of a new system targeting EU citizens) at the University of Wolverhampton. In her free time, she volunteers at the British Red Cross, working with refugees and asylum seekers.
Jacquie is engaged as a Research Assistant at Societal and the University of Northampton. She has previous experience working in Highways & Transportation for the Local Authority and in the voluntary advice sector. Jacquie has provided research expertise in European Commission projects and subject matter expertise in the Horizon 2020 programme. Her research interests include Transport Poverty, Social Exclusion, Women’s Mobility, and Gender Studies. Jacquie is also presently studying for her PhD, researching the mobility patterns of lone mothers.
Current projects include H2020: Women in Transport (TinnGo)
Liam is engaged as Asc. Professor and Research Institute Director; leading research allied to social impacts on societies connection to transportation, logistics and supply chain, and developing corporate career pathways in logistics and supply through ‘stairways’ of education (level 2-7). Liam has extensive experience of European Commission projects such as seventh framework project (FP7-SME-2011) delivering subject matter expertise in UK and European rail/road intermodal markets, Horizon 2020 programs TinnGo (Women in transport) and more. A Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, appointed to the advisory boards of the Local Government Authority logistics strategy group, Non-Exec Director for SOCIETAL Value CIC, and twice awarded Global social media Influencer in the field of Supply Chain Management.
Felipe is a Ph.D in Social Anthropology with an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and is TInnGO’s research assistant at Coventry University. He has worked as a lecturer, teacher, tutor and research fellow and is interested in the field of disability studies, epistemology, gender and diversity through an intersectional approach. He is also experienced in projects relating to gender equality, disability and inclusion, from educational perspectives to policy making.
Paul Magee is Senior Designer at the Centre for Intelligent Healthcare (CIH), Coventry University. Paul is an experienced designer, spanning a range of disciplines including assistive technology, medical devices, domestic products and vehicles. His research focusses on user centred Interaction, Communication and Industrial Design; with a particular interest in learning disability and individual communication practices. Paul’s design work and research is based upon collaboration with, and learning from, marginalised communities, applying knowledge to shared solutions and in doing so removing stigmatising separation among users