Congratulations to Prof Adrian Davis, Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport andHealth, who has been appointed to the first ever Chair of Transport and Health.
Another indicator that our specialty is becoming less niche and more mainstream!
Dr. Jennifer Mindell
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Subject: Enquiry: News release: New Professorship will combine Transport and Health
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Edinburgh Napier University has appointed Dr Adrian Davis to the groundbreaking position of Professor of Transport & Health.
Professor Davis has a track record of more than 30 years work in helping to develop and grow this inter-disciplinary field.
Author of the British Medical Association's first report on road transport and health, back in 1997, a founding Editor of the academic Journal of Transport & Health, and adviser to the World Health Organisation, he joins a strong team of researchers across Edinburgh Napier.
Based in Scotland's largest academic transport group - the Transport Research Institute - led by Professor Tom Rye, Professor Davis will be seeking to raise awareness and understanding of the many connections between road transport and health.
During 2018/19, Professor Davis will be focusing on a series of transport and health related topics - from the language we use to describe road collisions and the seeming acceptance of these as everyday events to the quality of the air in our towns and cities and inequalities in the distribution of transport health impacts.
Professor Davis said: “I relish the opportunity to help accelerate the science, translation and collaboration on road transport & health. In particular I hope to assist Scotland's practitioners in the fields of transport planning and public health in achieving more through greater understanding and the synergies that then arise from greater collaboration.”
Professor Tom Rye, Director of the Transport Research Institute, said: “We are very pleased to have created what we believe to be a world-first in this cross-disciplinary post, and very happy indeed to welcome Adrian to the TRI team.
“The links between transport and health are strong and irrefutable and of increasing interest to policy makers, and with Adrian’s appointment we are well-positioned to make an important contribution to developing new knowledge in the area, and applying it.”
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For more information on this press release please contact Media & Communications Officer Jack Mathieson on 0131 455 6251 or Professor Adrian Davis on 07977 664406.
About Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier University, which takes its name from the brilliant 16th century mathematician John Napier, has more than 19,000 students from more than 130 countries. Its six Edinburgh-based Schools are spread across three campuses, and it also has transnational education partnerships in Hong Kong, China, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore and Switzerland. Teaching programmes have strong links with industry, and more than half of the university’s research was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework review. Through the Bright Red Triangle, the university offers a one-stop shop for extra-curricular innovation and enterprise activities.
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