Professor Marcus Enoch BEng (Hons), MSc (Eng), Ph.D, MCILT, FHEA, FRGS
Professor in Transport Strategy
Programme Director: BSc Transport and Business Management and BSc Air Transport Management
BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham, 1990-1993.
MSc (Eng) in Transport Planning and Engineering, University of Leeds, 1993-1994.
Ph.D, Bus-based best-practice and urban transport emissions, The Open University, 1994-1998.
News and features writer, Local Transport Today, London, 1997-1999.
Research fellow, Energy and Environment Research Group, The Open University, 1999-2003.
Lecturer in Transport Studies, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, 2003-2007.
Senior Lecturer in Transport Studies, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, 2007-2017.
Professor of Transport Strategy, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, April 2017 - present.
Broad interests and expertise
- Board member of European Platform of Mobility Management, November 2013 - October 2015.
- Board member of ACT Travelwise, October 2013 - October 2015.
- Member of the Transportation Demand Management Committee of the US Transportation Research Board, April 2011 - present day.
- Strategy Director of Ministry of Transport PT2045 Project, New Zealand, September 2015 - March 2017.
- Media contact for the Universities Transport Studies Group, January 2011 - January 2014.
- Academic member of the Transport Taxation Group, April 2002 - present day
- Academic member of the Groundfloor Partnership of UK Travel Plan Companies, April 2001 - January 2007
- Academic member of the National Business Travel Network of UK Travel Plan Companies, February 2007 - present day
- Member of the Transport Planning Society, January 2003 - present day
- Advisor to the International funding study element of the Public Transport Fares and Funding Study, carried out by consultant Halcrow's for London Transport, 2000
- Advisor to the Review of the Bedfordshire County Council DART Demand Responsive Transport System for Bedford Borough Council, 2005
- Advisor to the London Borough of Southwark on car club, travel plan, parking and planning issues, April 2000 - December 2008
- Advisor to Transport for London on travel plan and planning issues, April 2005 - December 2008
- Advisor to the Department for Transport on travel planning issues, June 2006 - present day
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, May 2007 - present day
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, August 2007 - July 2009
- Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, August 2009 - present day
- Member of the Transport Planning Society
- Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
My research interests focus on transport strategy. Specifically, I am interested about how a transport system impacted by governance, policy and broader contextual factors might change, and about how providers and Government might best respond. Particular areas of expertise include travel plans, car parking, road-based public transport systems, and transport systems at the macro level. Recently, I have developed these integrative threads to consider how emergent societal and technological transformations, such as ageing populations and driverless cars may affect the future development of transport systems.
International Track Record in Research and Enterprise
In undertaking this body of work, I am currently leading one research project worth £88,000, whilst during my time at Loughborough I have led and participated in 18 research projects altogether valued at more than £2m for clients including the European Commission, the UK Government, the New Zealand Government, several UK local authorities, several transport operators and the EPSRC. This is a significant achievement given that none of these projects involved a significant equipment budget and that the economic recession and subsequent austerity programme has, since 2010, severely reduced traditional sources of research funding in the transport policy area.
In terms of outputs, over my career I have supervised 9 PhD students and 1 MPhil student to completion. My research publications amount to 2 research monographs (1 sole authored in 2012); 54 academic journal articles (including 2 in 2016, 6 in 2015, 5 in 2014, and 5 in 2013); 51 articles in professional journals; and 13 book chapters; along with the presentation of 107 conference papers (66 of them international). My work was submitted for the Research Excellence Framework and its predecessor exercises by my School.
I have also been appointed to various policy influencing positions. Thus, the Strategy Director in the New Zealand Ministry of Transport involved heading a team of 6-8 exploring public transport futures to generate recommendations for national policy. I was also previously the UK representative to the European Platform of Mobility Management, which influences EU policy makers as to the role of sustainable transport on behalf of Member States.
My projects draw on a range of quantitative, qualitative and creative approaches that have often involved specialist input from collaborators with backgrounds in civil engineering, design, architecture, geography, computer science, electronics, economics and business studies to address transport questions in the ‘most appropriate’ way. In addition, I have recently adopted creative techniques to explore potential transport futures and their implications – see Looking through a Windscreen at a Future of Motoring - and to construct an electronic ‘ticketing board’ to illustrate and explore how transport ticketing may evolve over time.
Previous research projects
A possible blueprint for mainstreaming travel plans in the UK
Improving Public Transport Research - Monitoring Kickstart Schemes
An Evaluation Study of Demand Responsive Transport
The Variable Price and Attribute Transport System
- Visiting research fellow at the Department of Design and Innovation, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, January 2003-present
- Visiting research fellow at The Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, August-September 2005
- Visiting lecturer at the Geography Division, University of Malta, Mdina, Malta, April 2007
- Visiting lecturer at the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, University of Malta, Msida, Malta, December 2013
- Visiting Lecturer at KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, June-July 2015
- Freelance journalist: Regular contributor of articles and photographs to several publications including Local Transport Today, Parking Review, Traffic Engineering and Control, Surveyor, Town and Country Planning, and Transit