Advisory Board members




Helmut Holzapfel is a civil engineer, transportation scientist and urban planner. From 1985 until 1993 he was a government official at the Transport Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia. Between 1995 and 1998 Holzapfel was the highest transport official in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Since 1993, he has been a professor at the faculty of Architecture, Urban and Landscape Planning at the University of Kassel. From 2005 until 2008 he was dean of the faculty. Since 2009 he has led the research project 'Sintropher' in close collaboration with Sir Peter Hall. He is also co-editor of the transport planning journal 'World Transport Policy and Practice'. Since 2015 Holzapfel is head of the Centre for Mobility Culture in Kassel, Germany, also in 2015 his recent book “Urbanism and Transport” appeared.




David Bull has been involved in transportation policy, planning and project implementation for over 40 years. He graduated from Southampton University with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and Westminster University with a M.Sc. in Transport Planning and Management. He is a charted member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport. Initially, for 11 years, he was a local government politician, as Deputy Leader of Southampton City Council and Committee Chairman making decisions on major planning, transportation and environmental topics. He was also chairman of Southampton City Bus Company following bus deregulation in 1986. David worked in local government from 1990, for two west London Boroughs, and then for Birmingham City Council for 10 years where he left as Director of Transportation, Sustainability, Employment and Partnerships. In recent years he was Director of Planning and Transportation and interim chief executive at Thurrock Council in South Essex. David has initiated and been a major partner in many projects including developing accessibility mapping and demonstration projects for route corridor bus priority in London, investigations into congestion charging in the Midlands, the early decision making to bring street running trams and the High Speed 2 rail line to Birmingham and the major planning for the biggest logistics park in Europe as part of the hinterland development for London Gateway deep-water port.



Martin Lee-Gosselin is Professor Emeritus in the Graduate School of Planning at Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Since 2006, he is also Visiting Professor in the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London, and in 2007-2008 was Chercheur CNRS invité at the Université de Strasbourg. From 1970 until joining Laval in 1990, he held posts in university research, state government and the private sector in the Canada, USA, and the UK, including seven years as Research Director for the Office of the Secretary of State of Michigan. Martin specialises in survey, analysis and evaluation methods to investigate activity/travel behaviour, both as it exists now, and in response to future changes in policy or the availability of alternative energy, vehicle and telecommunications technologies. From 2000-2006, he was the principal investigator of PROCESSUS, a major international network research programme on the behavioural foundations of integrated land-use, transport and environment models. He has published extensively on the behavioural, energy, environmental and safety aspects of transport, and has served on various national and international commissions and working groups, including for the OECD, the Japanese institute IATSS, and the US Surface Transportation Environmental Cooperative Research Program Advisory Board. He was a thematic co-chair in the field of transport impacts for STELLA, the transatlantic network on sustainable transport research funded by the European Commission, the US National Science Foundation and Transport Canada, and was co-chair of the triennial International Conferences on Transport Survey Methods in France (2008) and Chile (2011).