University of Oxford
Christian is an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, leading research at the intersection of the Energy Research Programme of the Environmental Change Institute and the Transport Research of the Transport Studies Unit. He holds a DPhil in Geography and the Environment from the University of Oxford (2006) on ‘Personal Travel and Climate Change’ as well as two MSc degrees (Environmental Technology, Imperial College London, 1996, and Physics, University of Heidelberg, 1994).
Christian’s main area of research interest lies in the integrated analysis of transport-energy-environment-health systems at various scales to support evidence based policy making. He has established an international reputation for his pioneering work on measuring and evaluating personal travel behaviour and its impacts on energy use, climate change and health. His approaches to research are interdisciplinary, including techno-economic, socio-technical and socio-ecological assessments of transport and mobility and their energy, environmental and health impacts. This often involves developing complex models and evaluation tools using spreadsheet, relational database and web-development software. Christian is a problem solver with a strong, interdisciplinary research background in both physical and social sciences.
He is currently Co-Director and Theme Co-Leader of the UK Energy Research Centre, and has recently completed major research projects on active travel, transport and health and consumer insights into home delivery of grocery shopping.
- Modelling flexibility over time, mode, place
- High energy consumers
- Long distance travel
- Expectations for automated vehicles (AVs)
- Lifestyle, efficiency and limits: modelling transport energy and emissions using a socio-technical approach
- Energy demand reduction options for meeting national zero-emission targets in the United Kingdom
- Do information-based measures affect active travel, and if so, for whom, when and under what circumstances? Evidence from a longitudinal case-control study
- Chapter 11: Cycling, climate change and air pollution
- The role of energy demand reduction in achieving net-zero in the UK: Transport and mobility
- Active travel’s contribution to climate change mitigation: Research summary and outlook
- Energy and transport planning
- Spatially disaggregated car ownership prediction using deep neural networks
- The climate change mitigation effects of daily active travel in cities
- Energy, pollution and climate change
- The climate change mitigation impacts of active travel: Evidence from a longitudinal panel study in seven European cities
- What explains public transport use? Evidence from seven European cities
- DfT Consultation – ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans
- Transport, energy and climate change
- ‘Disruption’ and ‘continuity’ in transport energy systems: the case of the ban on new conventional fossil fuel vehicles
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