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Christian Brand

Project Researcher

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.

Digital Society

Transport & Mobility


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