Showcasing the research and interests of Dr Gillian Harrison

Curriculum Vitae


2009 - 2013                                                                                                             Integrated Masters and PhD in Low Carbon Technologies (Distinction in MSc)
Doctoral Training Centre in Low Carbon Technologies,
Energy Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK
Thesis: New Fuels, New Rules?: Modelling Policies for the Uptake of Low Carbon Vehicles within an Ethical Framework

2005-2008                                                                                                                          Postgraduate Certificate in Water  & Environmental Management (Distinction)
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Bristol, UK

1999-2003                                                                            Undergraduate Masters in Chemistry with Forensic& Pharmaceutical Science (Honours)
Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Chemistry,
University of Bradford, UK
Thesis: Pattern of disposal of dead bodies in Yorkshire 1983 - 2002 and aimplications for crime scene recovery
 April 2017 - Present
Posy-Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Institute for Transport Studies
May 2018 - Present
Data analysis and support to evaluation of pilot projects, quality of life impacts, and legal aspects of the AUTOPILOT project, which brings Internet of Things into the automotive world to transform connected and autonomous vehicles  H2020 Grant Number 731993 (Innovation Action)

May - August 2018
Smarter Travel Solutions (Innovate UK)
Development of a system dynamics model of the uptake and evolution of a mobile phone ‘app’ for transport planning and ticketing within West Yorkshire

June - August 2018
TrACE (H2020)
Advice on the business plan development, knowledge transfer training needs, and customised research tools for a proposed ‘Transport Analytics Centre of Excellence’ based in Cyprus.
H2020 Grant Number 763568 (Coordination and Support Action)

February 2018 - May 2018
Data analysis of new generation data from a mobile phone travel app designed to positively incentivise the shift away from conventionally fuelled vehicles.
EMPOWER: H020 Grant Number 636249 (Research & Innovation Action)

April 2017 - February 2018
Research and administrative tasks including sourcing, preparing and analysis of data, model development and stakeholder engagement to generate transport and health related policy insights, utilising new generation ‘track and trace’ data.

January 2017 - January 2018
Expert Consultant
European Commission, Joint Research Centre,
Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate, Italy
Contracted for 15 days of support in the implementation of new data into the EC-JRC PTTMAM

November 2013 – November 2016                                                                                                                              
Scientific Project Research Officer (Research Fellow / Postdoctoral Grantholder)
 European Commission, Joint Research Centre,
Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate, Netherlands
 Modelling the interaction between the deployment of electro-mobility and EU energy and transport policy goals

August 2003 – September 2009                                                                          Environmental Advisor (August 2003 - September 2007)
Programme Co-ordinator (September 2007 – January 2009)
Data Analyst / Change Manager (January 2009 – September 2009)
 Yorkshire Water Services Ltd, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK
Various graduate positions within a major water and sewerage utilities provider, including environmental management and business reporting.
June 2017 - Present
PhD Co-Supervisor
 Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK
D.Soysouvanh: “Freight transport in least developed landlocked countries: a case study of Laos PDR”
April – May 2018
Assistant Lecturer/Marker
Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK
TRAN 5191M: System Dynamics: Modelling Policy
September 2011 – January 2013
Assistant Tutor (Engineering Ethics)
Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied / Engineering, University of Leeds, UK
Various seminars to undergraduate Engineers including Weapons Development, Sustainability, Risk Management, Research Ethics, and Engineering Ethics

Harrison G., J. J. Gomez-Vilchez and C. Thiel. 2018. Industry strategies for the promotion of E-mobility under alterantive policy and economic scenarios. European Transport Research Review. 10. DOI: 10.1186/s12544-018-0296-6

Harrison, G., and C. Thiel. 2017. Policy insights and modelling challenges: The case of passenger car powertrain technology transition in the European Union. European Transport Research Reviews. September 2017, pp 9-37. DOI: 10.1007/s12544-017-0252-x

C. Morton, G. Mattioli, G. Harrison, and T. Budd. 2017. Exploring Expectations of the Future Automobility System: A qualitative assessment of practitioner opinion. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. 11 (7), pp.493-506. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2016.1275891

Harrison, G., and C. Thiel. 2017. An exploratory policy analysis of electric vehicle sales competition & sensitivity to infrastructure in Europe. Technological Forecasting & Social Change. 114 (January 2017), pp. 165-178. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2016.08.007

Thomopolous, N., and G. Harrison. 2016. An ethical assessment of low carbon vehicles using Cost-Benefit Analysis. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. 16 (3), pp. 227 – 247. DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2016.080788

Perez-Fortez, M., E. Tzimas, J. Schöneberger, A. Boulamanti & G. Harrison. In Press. Formic acid synthesis using CO2 as raw material: Techno-economic and environmental analysis and market potential. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.05.199

Harrison, G., J. Krause, & C. Thiel. 2016. Transitions and impacts of passenger car powertrain technologies in European member states. Transportation Research Procedia, TRA2016. 14 (2016), pp. 2544-2553. DOI:10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.341

Thiel, C., Y. Dronnis, J. Krause., G. Harrison., D. Gkatzoflias & A.V. Donati. 2016. Modelling electro-mobility: An integrated modelling platform for assessing European policies. Transportation Research Procedia. TRA2016. 14 (2016), pp. 2620 – 2629. DOI:10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.418

Pasaoglu, G., G. Harrison, L. Jones, N. Hill, A. Beaudet  and C. Thiel. 2016. A systems dynamics based market agent model simulating future powertrain technology transition: Scenarios in the EU light duty vehicle road transport sector. Technological Forecasting & Social Change. 104 (March 2016): p. 133-146. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2015.11.028

Harrison, G & Shepherd, S. 2013. An interdisciplinary study to explore impacts from policies for the introduction of low carbon vehicles.  Journal of Transportation Planning and Technology. 37 (1), pp.98-117. DOI:10.1080/03081060.2013.844904

Shepherd, S., Bonsall, P. & Harrison, G. 2012. Factors affecting future demand for electric vehicles: A model based study. Transport Policy. 20 (March 2012), pp.62-74. DOI:10.1016/j.tranpol.2011.12.006

Malleson, N., S. Grant-Muller, F. Hodgson and G. Harrison. 2017. Quantifying personal pollution impacts to inform transport scheme innovation through new generation mobility data. European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography 2017, 7th – 11th September 2017, York, UK.

Harrison G., & C. Thiel. 2016. Identifying suppression and supported of electric vehicle uptake. European Transport Conference, 2016, Barcelona, Spain, 5 – 7th October.

Harrison G. and C. Thiel. 2015. Comparing European member state electric vehicle uptake incentives and infrastructure provision.  Proceedings of the European Transport Conference 2015, Frankfurt, Germany, 28-30 September.

Morton, C., T. Budd,G.  Mattioli, ,G.  Harrison & L. Mahoney. 2015. Considering the Future of Automobility in British Society: A qualitative analysis of stakeholder focus group consultations. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 1st – 4th September, 2015, Exeter, UK.

Harrison, G, Bolat, P & Thiel, C. 2014. Model based analysis of policy options related to e-mobility and charging infrastructure. Conference Proceedings of the 5th Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Conference. November 5-6, London, UK. Available online through IET or IEEE Xplore. 

Harrison, G & Shepherd, S. 2013. Exploring the societal impacts of low carbon vehicle policies. Selected proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Transport Research. July 15-18, Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

Harrison, G. 2013. Development of inequality impact indicators for alternative fuel vehicle policies. 13th World Conference on Transport Research. Youth Initiative Grant Winner. July 15-18, Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

Harrison, G. 2013. The Ethics of Low Carbon Cars. 13th World Conference on Transport Research. Youth Initiative Day. July 15-18, Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

Harrison, G. 2013. Disproportional Impacts of the Introduction of Low Carbon Vehicles: A Modelling and Ethical Approach. University Transport Studies Group Annual Conference, 2 – 4 January, Oxford UK.

Harrison, G, S. Shepherd, R. Lawlor & C. Megone. 2012. The Application of Modelling and Ethics in Policy Appraisal for the Uptake of Electric Cars. Electrification of the car: will the momentum last? 29th November, Delft, Netherlands.

Harrison, G and S. Shepherd, R. Lawlor and C. Megone. 2012. Utilising Modelling to Assess the Ethical Impacts of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Uptake Polices. World Resources Forum.  21 – 23 October, Beijing, China.

Harrison, G. & S. Shepherd. 2012. Implementing an ethical approach to alternative fuel vehicle uptake modelling.  World Conference on Transportation Research Society Special Interest Group on Urban Transport Policy Workshop, 14- 16 March, Vienna, Austria.

Harrison, G  2011. Considerations of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Uptake Policies. 8th Annual MANCEPT Conference, workshop on Green Political Theory. August 31 – September 2, Manchester, UK.

Gomez Vilchez, J., G. Harrison, L. Kelleher, A. Smyth and C. Thiel. 2017. Quantifying the factors influencing people’s car type choices in Europe. Results of a stated preference survey. JRC Science for Policy Report. DOI: 10.2760/98060

Harrison, G., C. Thiel & L Jones. 2016. Powertrain Technology Transition Market Agent Model (PTTMAM): An Introduction.  JRC Technical Reports. European Commission. DOI: 10.2790/700192 (print) / 10.2790/719385 (online)


April 2018  
Transportation Research Arena, Vienna, Austria
October 2016                                                                                                                                                            European Transport Conference
Barcelona, Spain
(Presenter, Session chair)

July 2016                                                                                                                                   International System Dynamic Society Conference
Delft, Netherlands
(Model Expo Presenter, Session chair)

April 2016                                                                                                                  System Dynamics Society (UK Chapter) Annual Conference
London, UK
(Invited speaker)

September 2015                                                                                                                                                     European Transport Conference
Frankfurt, Germany

November 2014                                                                                                                                        IET Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Conference
London, UK

July 2013                                                                                                                                          World Conference on Transportation Research
Rio de Janerio, Brazil
(Presenter of three papers, Session chair)

January 2013                                                                                                                    University Transport Studies Group Annual Conference
Oxford, UK

December 2012                                                                                                               University of Leeds Postgraduate Research Conference
Leeds, UK
(Presenter – Three Minute Thesis and Poster)

November 2012                                                                                                                     Electrification of the car – Will the momentum last?
Delft, Netherlands

October 2012                                                                                                                                                                         World Resources Forum
Beijing, China

July 2012                                                                                                                                                                      UKERC Energy Summer School
Warwick, UK
(Participant and Poster)

April 2012                                                                                                                                                                             Transport Research Arena
Athens, Greece
(Poster and YEAR Finalist)

September 2011                                                                                                                    Royal Academy of Engineering Ethics Guide Launch
Leeds, UK
(Invited Presenter)

August 2011                                                                                                                       Manchester Conference in Political Theory (MANCEPT)
Manchester, UK

January 2010                                                                                                                   Systems Dynamic Society (UK Chapter) Annual Meeting
London UK
April 2018
New and Emerging Forms of Data for Policy Making: Transport, Health and Air Quality Management , Leeds, UK
(Co-organised mini-conference – arranged programme, promotion and presented)
March 2018
System Dynamics and Transportation Modelling: 1st Annual Workshop of the System Dynamics Society Special Interest Group in Transportation, Vienna, Austria.
(Co-organiser – arranged programme and promotion)
January 2018
Air Quality Exposure and Mobility Tracing, Newcastle, UK
 (Co-organiser – arranged programme and promotion)
December 2017
Improving the Evidence Base: Transport, Health and Air Quality, Newcastle, UK
(Co-organised workshop – arranged programme, promotion, presented and facilitated)
April 2016                                                                                                                Electromobility Data Collection and Modelling session, TRA
Warsaw, Poland

June 2014                                                                                                                                        Future Automobilities, Cumberland Colloquium
Windsor, UK
(Organising committee – arranged programme and speakers)
September 2012                                                                                         New Fuels, New Rules? The Impact of Low Carbon Cars on Society
Leeds, UK
(Organiser – arranged speakers and promotion)

December 2011                                                                                                            University of Leeds Postgraduate Researcher Conference
Leeds, UK
(Judging committee – designed judging criteria)

June 2010                                                                                                                                      Towards a Low Carbon Future (DTC Conference)
Leeds, UK
(Organising Committee – arranged programme and speakers)
  • Co-founder of Special Interest Group in Transport for the International System Dynamics Society, 2016. Supporting group leaders in secretarial capacity.
  • Member of Programme Committee  for the European Transport Conference 2016 onwards
  • Session chair at TRA 2012, WCTR 2013,  ETC 2016 and  ISDC 2016

Invited to peer-review submissions to conferences and academic journals:
  • Transport Research Arena 2017
  • European Transport Conference 2016 onwards
  • World Conference on Transportation Research Youth Day 2013
  • European Transport Research Reviews
  • International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
  • Transport Policy
  • Case Studies on Transport Policy
  • Sustainability
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Transportation Research
January  - June 2014                                                                                                                                           Colloquium on Future Automobility
London, UK
As part of a group, awarded organisational support and venue provision from educational charity Cumberland Lodge,

September 2012 – July 2013                                                            World Conference on Transportation Research 2013, Y-II Prestige Grant
To carry out research (including a survey and workshop) on inequality impact indicators of low carbon vehicle policy (€2000)

April 2012                                                                                                                Transport Research Arena, Young European Research Arena
Poster finalist and Silver Medal Winner for PhD research (€500)
April – May 2011                                                                                                         Programme on Values in Society, Philosophy Department
University of Washington, USA
Two weeks under the supervision of Professor Steven Gardiner, leading researcher in climate change ethics, to discuss research interests and techniques. Attended various related seminars and presented research to philosophy post-graduates.

January 2011                                                                                                                                           ARUP Advanced Technology and Research
Solihull, UK
Two weeks with the department of Advanced Technology and Research, tasked to write an internal report on the ethics of low carbon vehicle policy.
2011 – present                                                                                                                                                                                     Online presence
Maintaining personal academic website, twitter (@Newfuelnewrules) and Linked In 
March – April 2018
EMPOWER ‘vlog’ competition
Designed and promoted online competition to produce a short video on positive incentives for the shift to low carbon transport
February 2018
Short article on Electric Vehicle for the European Energy Centre
July 2017
Expert comment to Press (Online Newspaper: Deutsche Welles)
‘Hyperloop travel is coming to Europe’ by Oluwakemi Aladesuyi

April 2013                                                                                                                                              “Female Allstars”, Leeds Festival of Science
Demonstrator of research from female scientists to visiting school children.

2013                                                                                                                      Contribution to Dreams of a Low Carbon Future, graphic novel
 Collaborative idea and story generation with lead illustrator.

July 2012                                                                                                      "The Energy Factory", Green Man Festival, Einsteins Garden, Wales
Demonstrator of a series of practical activities designed to engage a wide public audience in alternative energies.

Jan – April 2012                                               STEMNET Ambassador:  Fuel for the Future, Year 9, Almondbury High School, Huddersfield
Worked with science teacher to develop and deliver a four week work programme to engage students in climate and energy research.

July – Sept 2012                                                                                                                              "New Fuels, New Rules", online questionnaire
Developed online questionnaire to gather expert opinion on the impact of low carbon cars on society, as part of WCTR-Y research grant on the development of inequality indicators on low carbon vehicle policy.

September 2011                                                                                   “Energy from the Sun”, British Science Festival, University of Bradford.
Demonstrator of activities related to alternative energies to a wide public audience.

November 2007- September 2009                                                                           Board Director for Bradford Environmental Action Trust
Responsible for discussing financial and communication aspects.

August 2003 – September 2007                                                                                                                                        Green Communications
Responsible for successful applications for various national environmental awards on behalf of Yorkshire Water, including Green Apple, Business in the Community and Utility Industry
  • Association of European Transport Professionals
  • International System Dynamics Society
  • IT: Vensim (System Dynamics software); R/R Studio; Microsoft 
  • Languages : English (Native), French (Basic A2), Dutch (Basic A2)
  • Experienced Environmental Management Systems Lead internal Auditor (ISO14001)
  • Various in-house trainings including:
Yorkshire Water: Effective English; Influencing Skills; Communications Skills; Managing Meetings; Dealing with Difficult Situations; Creative Thinking; Finance; Facilitation; Project Management; Presentation Skills; Advanced Microsoft Office Packages
University of Leeds: Stated Preference Surveys and Discrete Choice Modelling Techniques, Life Cycle Analysis, Nuclear Power, Lecturing and Tutoring, Networking
European Commission: Understanding EU Decision Making, Economic Evaluation of Projects, Data Visualisation, Introduction to LaTex