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Huw Davies


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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

    Award Date: 7 Mar 2006


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


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