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Research Interests

Dr Davies' research interest is in transport policy and regulation. He looks to use his knowledge of emerging technology trajectories to support the development of policy and regulatory actions that optimise, adapt or radically transform the mobility system in order to minimise the negative impacts of road transport. It is multi-disciplinary, linking engineering, social sciences and business.

In support of the above Dr Davies has participated in the following activities.

  • Vehicle Safety - Development of the next generation of vehicle passive safety tests that have subsequently been adopted by regulatory and consumer testing bodies
  • Transport Decarbonisation - Undertaking various policy influencing positions, including as nominated representative for UK Government
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - Leading on the UK activity (as part of the UK CAV testbed) to develop test and assessment approaches for CAV

His research publications amount to 23 academic journal articles; 2 book chapters; 37 conference papers (majority presented at international industry focused conferences) and his research was submitted for previous UK Research Excellence Assessments.

In support of the above the following is provide as a overview Dr Davies' career within the motorsport sector, the Transport Research Laboratory; Cardiff University and Coventry Univeristy:

  • Motorsport Engineering and Vehicle Design - Dr Davies has worked for a number of vehicle constructors and suppliers to the motorsport and specialist vehicle sector. Dr Davies was a member of the design team for vehicles entered into the Le Mans, US Indy Car and the Japanese Formula Nippon race-series. 
  • Vehicle Safety and Biomechanics – Dr Davies has been involved with the development of the next generation of anthropometric test devices, the development of safety standards for vehicle occupants and improvement of the protection of vulnerable road users.
  • Transport Policy - Of critical importance to the success of alternative vehicle technologies (such as those being developed in the University) is creating the appropriate policy environment and regulatory framework into which they can be deployed. Dr Davies has established and led on strong cross-disciplinary research, linking engineering with economics/business to undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis leading to the formulation of recommendations for policy and regulation.

Dr Davies is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Member of the Institute for Future Transport and Cities.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Brunel University


  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • Decarbonisation
  • Policy
  • Electrification
  • TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
  • Policy
  • Regulation
  • Safety

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NERC funded - TRANSITION Clean Air Network

Davies, H.


Project: Research

IEA HEV-TCP: Task 41, Electric Freight Vehicles

Davies, H., Schmid, S., Deniz, Ö., Mueller, W., Aufdereggen, S. & Çatay, B.


Project: Research

Research Output

Computing Brain White and Grey Matter Injury Severity in a Traumatic Fall

Bastien, C., Sturgess, C. N., Davies, H. & Cheng, X., 22 Sep 2020, In : Mathematical and Computational Applications. 25, 3, 61.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Road Safety Trust (RST 65-3-2017) “Reducing Road Traffic Casualties through Improved Forensic Techniques and Vehicle Design (“RoaD”) - Final Report

    Bastien, C., Davies, H., Sturgess, C. N. & Wellings, R., 22 May 2020, (Submitted) 36 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Small Electric Vehicles - International View on Sustainable Vehicle Concepts

    Davies, H. (ed.), Schmid, S. (ed.), Vinkx, L. (ed.), Brost, M. (ed.) & Ewert, A. (ed.), 2020, (In preparation) Springer Nature.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book


    National Road Safety Conference

    Huw Davies (Speaker)
    10 Nov 202011 Nov 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    12th Transport Data Initiative

    Huw Davies (Speaker)
    26 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    A Method To Calculate Brain AIS Trauma Scorefrom a Finite Element Model

    Christophe Bastien (Speaker), Huw Davies (Speaker), Clive Neal Sturgess (Speaker)
    18 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    2nd Annual Automotive Safety Summit

    Christophe Bastien (Speaker), Huw Davies (Speaker)
    18 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    Intelligent Transport - The challenge of assessing CAV performance

    Huw Davies


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The car industry - Rear Vision - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Huw Davies, Paul Nieuwenhuis & Eric Harwit


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Automotive Testing Technology International - Industry Opinion

    Huw Davies


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment