University of Leeds
Alexandra Elena Vitel is currently a PhD student at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds, conducting research on Transport and Energy Demand Management. She completed her MSc in Transport Planning at the ITS, University of Leeds, and her BSc (Hons) in Air Transport and Logistics Management at the University of Huddersfield. During her final year of undergraduate studies, Alexandra worked as Research Assistant and Project Support Officer in Transport. In this role, she helped to evaluate the social impact of the advent of revolutionary transport technologies such as Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility as a Service, and of modern transport technologies, such as mobile apps for travel and real-time travel analytics.
Her current research concentrates on transport and energy demand management and aims to contribute to academia, industry, and to the standard of living of people through the development of tailored strategies for encouraging sustainable consumption behaviour. The outcomes of the project could help to address the ongoing climate crisis and could help the UK to reach its decarbonization goals.
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