Published: 21st MAY 2020

Senior Research Fellow for Young People, Transport And Health

The Centre for Transport & Society (UWE Bristol) is one of the leading academic transport research centres in the UK. Sustrans is a charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle, and with a wider interest in transport and ‘liveability’. The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.

  • Contract: Fixed term for 3 years
  • Location: Bristol
  • Working Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £33,797-£40,322 per annum
  • Closing date: 11.59pm on Thursday 16 June 2020
  • Reference: R01358 (UWE reference)

The role

This is an exciting and unusual opportunity to work at the interface between research and policy in a role aiming to use high quality evidence to influence transport policies and bring about better transport for young people. The successful applicant will work directly with colleagues in the Centre for Transport & Society (UWE Bristol) and Sustrans and also be part of the Young people’s future health inquiry, a wider programme of activity led by the Health Foundation.

This post results from an earlier collaboration which produced a report on the Role of Transport in Supporting a Healthy Future for Young People.

About you

You will make the case for policies which increase access to safe and affordable transport to young people across the UK. The post-holder will carry out a three-year programme of work to build up the evidence base on how transport affects young people’s life opportunities, bring this to the attention of relevant stakeholders and work with them to develop and test policy solutions.

You will join the Centre for Transport & Society (CTS) at UWE Bristol, a group of 10-15 academics and researchers focused on the interactions between society, mobility and technological change. The post-holder will receive input and support from staff at UWE Bristol and Sustrans, while also working alongside the other four Health Foundation funded post-holders in other organisations.

We are seeking someone who has the ability both to conduct high quality research and to interpret and communicate evidence in a way that is compelling to policy and delivery organisations in the transport sector. We are looking for someone skilled at listening to the experiences and views of young people and highly motivated to make a difference to their lives.

To apply

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Kiron Chatterjee (Associate Professor in Travel Behaviour, UWE Bristol) on 0117 328 2032 or email:, or Andy Cope (Director of Insights, Sustrans) on 0191 269 9370 or email:  



Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community.

Read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

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