About The Board

Act TravelWise is made up from a number of volunteers from within the sustainable transport, active travel and academic transport research sectors. With one thing in common they are all passionate about supporting and developing Act TravelWise for its members.

Gill Hunt Bw

Gill Hunt

Organisation: Transport for West Midlands

Title: Smarter Choices Resilience Officer

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Gill has 19 years experience in smarter choices and travel demand management and is currently working for Transport for West Midlands in the Network Resilience team. Gill currently engages with West Midlands-based businesses, and offers advice on how to prepare for the impending disruptions which may affect them during the many construction works taking place across the West Midlands in the next few years. This includes working to help businesses, visitors and residents keep moving throughout the Commonwealth Games and the Coventry City of Culture events.

Before working for TfWM, Gill worked on the LSTF project at Centro (later to become TfWM) and has worked in Local Authority for 41 years in Planning, Legal – Property Management and Transportation sectors.

Don Kent

Donald Kent

Organisation: European Mobility Week

Title: UK National Coordinator

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Don has  been engaged in sustainable transport issues since the very early 1970s at the dawn of the modern environmental movement. Following a career in mental health he graduated from Newcastle University in 2000 with an MSc in Transport Planning and Policy. Until autumn 2015, Don worked for Nestrans in Aberdeen promoting travel awareness and travel plans. He is currently working part-time in schools outreach for Living Streets Scotland.

Don served on the Act TravelWise Board from 2007 to 2015 and worked to raise the profile of Act TravelWise Scotland during that time. He has been serving as the UK Coordinator for European Mobility Week, known in the UK as TravelWise Week. Don re-joined the Board at the AGM on 31 January 2019.

Ian Skinner Bw

Dr Ian Skinner

Organisation:Transport and Environmental Policy Research (TEPR)  www.tepr.uk

Title: Director

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Ian is Director of his own company Transport and Environmental Policy Research (TEPR), which specialises in research and consultancy projects that aim to improve the environmental performance of transport. He has over 20 years’ experience of managing and working on sustainable transport policy projects, working with organisations ranging from UN Environment, the European Commission and European Parliament, to national departments and agencies and local authorities.

Ian has worked on many different areas of sustainable transport, from cycling and consumer information, to public procurement, vehicle efficiency and infrastructure charging. Prior to setting up TEPR, Ian worked at AEA (now Ricardo), the Institute for European Environmental Policy and the University of Kent, where he undertook research on the external costs of transport in the UK. He has a PhD on the implementation of sustainable transport policy from University College London.

Kate Pangbourne

Dr Kate Pangbourne

Organisation: University of Leeds -  Institute for Transport Studies

Title: Director / Associate Professor  , ITS Leeds

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Dr Kate Pangbourne, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, has been a University Academic Fellow at ITS since June 2016. Her research is oriented towards shifting our transport system and individual choices towards greater environmental sustainability, social inclusion and meaningful prosperity. She is particularly interested in the implications of the ongoing technological change in the transport sector. Current and recent work includes evaluating large regional MaaS (HITRANS GO-HI), improving the persuasiveness of travel behaviour messages (ADAPT), enhancing the rail passenger experience (SMaRTE) and the governance challenges posed by innovations such as CAVs and Mobility as a Service.

She has an MA (Hons) in Philosophy and English Literature (Edin), a MSc in Sustainable Rural Development (Aberdeen) and a geography PhD focused on Scottish transport governance (Aberdeen). She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers as well as a Chartered Member of the Institute for Logistics and Transport. Prior to returning to academia she worked in natural heritage conservation, with some experience in environmental education.