Ian’s work involves research and consultancy projects that aim to improve the environmental performance – and wider sustainability – of transport. This involves the analysis, development and evaluation of policies for a range of clients, including UN Environment, the European Commission, the European Parliament, national governmental departments and local authorities. He has worked on many different aspects of transport policy, including reducing the emissions from vehicles, cycling, consumer information, green public procurement, taxation, intelligent transport systems and infrastructure charging.
Between 2014 and 2019, Ian was the Sustainable Urban Mobility expert on the European Commission’s Expert Panel for the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards. He is also a member of the City of London’s Social Value Panel, which advises the City on the environmental and social dimensions of its procurement policies, and is a Board Member of Act TravelWise.
Prior to setting up TEPR in 2009, Ian worked at AEA (now Ricardo-Energy & Environment) as a Principal Consultant. Before that he spent nine years at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) where he is still an Associate. He has a PhD in regional sustainable transport policy from University College London and has also worked at the University of Kent on the external costs of the UK transport system. He has given guest lectures and seminars, including at UCL and Oxford University.