Dr Tim Schwanen

Director of the Transport Studies Unit & Associate Professor in Transport Studies and Human Geography; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, St Anne's College


Dr Schwanen’s research sits at the intersection of urban, transport, cultural and political and economic geography. He is particularly interested in transitions to low-carbon and low-energy living and societies and the geographies of ageing, mobility and well-being.


  • Passenger transport
  • Transport and climate change
  • The experience of everyday transport and the links between transport and wellbeing and quality of life
  • Transport and social inequality
  • Ageing and daily transport
  • Work/life balance
  • Nighttime economy
  • CCTV and surveillance in public space

Media experience

Dr Schwanen has worked with the Dutch media.


English, Dutch