Human Factors PhD in Micromobility Transport Modelling
Update August 2021: We have now closed the application process. Thank you to everyone who applied.
Micromobility vehicles, such as e-scooters (electric scooters), e-bikes, and shared bicycles/electrically assisted pedal cycles (EAPCs), are set to change the way we travel in the UK. COVID-19 has accelerated the move to low-carbon sustainable transport and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS). For example, the UK Government have announced trials of rental e-scooters and other micromobility vehicles. To ensure these new transport alternatives are inclusive and do not lead to disenfranchisement, it is essential to understand a wide variety of peoples’ needs.
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship in Human Factors, at WMG, University of Warwick. The PhD will investigate novel approaches for modelling transport usage based on human factors methods. This will involve understanding how people use transport today and what factors influence these decisions. This will be used to propose future transport solutions. The ultimate direction of the project will be shaped by the candidate, with possible research areas covering behavioural science, vehicle design, inclusivity, and sustainability.
Essential and desirable criteria
Prospective candidates are expected to have a minimum 2.1 undergraduate (BEng, MEng, BSc, MSci) and/or postgraduate masters’ qualification (MSc) with 65% or above.
During the PhD, students will have an opportunity to undertake a variety of training activities, including interdisciplinary training on responsible research, public engagement, in addition to regular seminars and workshops held at Warwick.
Funding and Eligibility
Standard Research Council Maintenance Award of £15,285 for 3.5 years. Funding is available for all nationalities.
Application now closed.