Dr Tim Schwanen


Tim’s research can be situated at the intersection of urban, transport, social and cultural geography. It is international in outlook, interdisciplinary in scope and both theoretically oriented and empirical in nature. His research tends to be on the everyday mobility of people and on cities, and is organised around four key themes:

1.      Transition towards low-carbon and low-energy mobility systems.

2.      The contribution of everyday mobility to the wellbeing of individuals and communities and to the (re)production of social and spatial inequalities.

3.      The vulnerability and resilience of mobility systems and  practices when faced with sudden shocks and more gradual forms of stress. 

4.      The ontology, epistemology and methodology of research into transport and mobilities.  

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