Project Team

Principal Project Investigator: Dr. Brian Caulfield (TCD)

Dr. Brian Caulfield (TCD) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin. His research addresses global issues such as the environmental impacts of transport and methods to reduce the carbon impacts of transport and in 2017 he addressed the Irish Citizens Assembly on this topic. He is currently advising the Climate Change Advisory Council on pathways to decreasing transport emissions by 2030.

Dr Caulfield has published over 150 papers in these areas in high impact international journals and international conferences and to date has been awarded approx. €2.2 million in research funding (from EPA, SFI, FP7, CEDR, NRA, DTTAS and RSA). Dr Caulfield also a member of a number of National and International research groups and is the former Chair of the Irish Transportation Research Network and sits on the executive committee of the Universities Transport Studies Group as well as several committees at the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C. He is an Associate Editor of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews and is a member of the International Editorial Board of Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Case Studies on Transport Policy, Transport Policy and the Journal of Transport Geography.

Prof. Aoife Ahern (UCD) is the College Principal for the College of Engineering and Architecture, and Dean of Engineering in University College Dublin.   She is a member of the Irish Transport Research Network Committee, of which she was chair from September 2010-September 2013. She has also been the Honorary Secretary of the Institute of Highway and Transportation Engineers (Irish branch) and has participated in a number of European and Irish projects, including FP7 project Optimism, looking at National Travel Statistics and the role of ICT in encouraging more sustainable travel. Current research interests include examining the impact of the recent housing boom on transport infrastructure and travel needs, the interactions between residential self-selection and commuter travel and equity issues relating to transport.

Dr. Bidisha Ghosh (TCD) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin. She is an expert of traffic prediction, time-series modelling, artificial intelligence algorithms, sustainable transportation and safety in transportation. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and her H index is 7. She is in the editorial board of Transportation Research Part C and she is a current member of the Committee on Statistical Methods, ABJ80 in Transportation Research Board. She has attracted over €800,000 in the last four years in research funding from both National and EU funding sources.

Dr. Páraic Carroll and Dr. Shreya Dey were both PhD students that worked on the Greening Transport Project. Since completing the project Dr. Carroll has joined the School of Civil Engineering in UCD as an Assistant Professor and Dr. Dey has joined Arup as an Intelligent Mobility Consultant.