Marcus Enoch

Professor Marcus Enoch

Pronouns: He/him

BEng (Hons) MSc (Eng) Ph.D MCILT MRTPI MTPS FHEA FRGS

  • Professor in Transport Strategy
  • Programme Director for BSc in Air Transport Management and BSc in Transport and Business Management

Research and expertise

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, driverless cars and Covid-19 may affect the future design and performance of transport systems.

Summary of expertise

During my time at Loughborough, I have led 20 and participated in 26 research projects altogether valued at more than £2.5m for clients including the European Commission, the UK Government, the New Zealand Government, several UK local authorities, several transport operators, Innovate UK and the EPSRC. My current research portfolio is worth approximately £400,000.

In terms of outputs, over my career, I have supervised 13 PhD students and 1 MPhil student to completion. My research publications amount to 2 research monographs; more than 65 academic journal articles; over 50 articles in professional journals; and 15 book chapters; along with the presentation of more than 120 conference papers. My school submitted my work for the most recent Research Excellence Framework and its predecessor exercises. I have also undertaken various policy influencing positions. Thus, I recently explored Mobility as a Service and Taxi futures for the Government Office for Science Foresight Programme on Future Mobility and was formerly the Strategy Director in the New Zealand Ministry of Transport involved in predicting 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 policymakers on the role of sustainable transport on behalf of Member States.

Current research activity

  • PI for RE-PLACE (REgeneration: PLanning Active Centres), Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership with The Oval Partnership, 2022-2024.
  • PI for Bus MONITOR (Measuring Operationally Needed Information Through Onboard Resources), Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Vectare, 2022-2024.

Recently completed research projects 

  • PI for Evaluating small-scale rail investment decisions in relation to passenger satisfaction, PhD project, CASE Award, EPSRC and Govia Thameslink Railway. 2016 – 2019.
  • PI for COUNTER (Computing train Occupants Using Novel sensing Techniques to Enhance Rail services), Innovate UK, 2018-2019,
  • PI for Public Transport 2045, New Zealand Ministry of Transport. 2015 – 2017.
  • PI for Colourful Crossings, Transport for London and Better Bankside BID. 2015 – 2017.
  • PI for Collaborative highway management to optimise best value, EPSRC Centre for Collaborative Engineering and Derby City Council. 2013 – 2017.

Recent publications

  • Luo M, Ma Z, Zhao W, Enoch M P and Chien S I (2021) An ex-post evaluation of the public acceptance of a license plate-based restriction policy: A case study of Xi’an, China, Transportation Research A, 155, 259-282.
  • Enoch M P, Palaiologou G, Ellis-Chadwick F, Morton C, Quddus M A and Rayner R (2021) When Covid-19 came to town: Measuring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on footfall on six high streets in England, Environment and Planning B, in press.
  • Enoch M P and Warren J P (2021) Ticketing artefacts and designing fare collection systems, Findings, 14 October, https://doi.org/10.32866/001c.28926. 
  • Monsuur F, Enoch M P, Quddus M A and Meek S D (2021) Modelling the impact of rail delays on passenger satisfaction, Transportation Research A, 152, 19-35.
  • Deligianni S P, Papadoulis A, Monsuur F, Quddus M A and Enoch M P (2021) Improving School Travel Plan Effectiveness through Enhanced Diagnostic Tools, Case Studies on Transport Policy, in press.
  • Murdan A P, Bucktowar V, Oree V, Enoch M P (2020) A low-cost Bus Seating Information Technology (BusSIT) system, IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 14(10), 1303-1310.
  • Enoch M P and Warren J P (2020) Looking through a windscreen: Managing the future of automobility, Applied Mobilities, in press.
  • Enoch M P, Cross R, Potter N, Davidson C, Taylor S, Brown R, Huang H, Parsons J, Tucker S, Wynne E, Grieg D, Campbell G, Jackson A and Potter S (2020) Future local passenger transport system scenarios and implications for policy and practice, Transport Policy, 90, 52-67.
  • Naqvi N, Quddus M A, and Enoch M P (2019) Do Higher Fuel Prices Help Reduce Road Traffic Accidents? Accident Analysis and Prevention, in press.
  • Burchell J, Ison S G, Enoch M P and Budd L C S (2019) Implementation of the workplace parking levy as a transport policy instrument, Journal of Transport Geography, in press.
  • Quddus M A, Rahman F, Monsuur F, de Ona J, Enoch M P (2019) Analyzing bus passengers’ satisfaction in Dhaka using Discrete Choice Models, Transportation Research Record, 2673(2), 758–768.

Teaching

I contribute to undergraduate learning and teaching activities across the Schools programmes including:

  •  Direct the BSc in Air Transport Management and BSc in Transport and Business Management programmes
  • Lead the Transport Policy module
  • Lead the Public Transport Operations module
  • Lead the Challenges and Processes for Urban Planning module
  • Teach on the Professional Practice and Transport Futures modules
  • Tutor students undertaking their placement years
  • Supervise final year dissertations
  • Supervise personal tutees

Enterprise

Current projects 

  • PI for RE-PLACE (REgeneration: PLanning Active Centres), Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership with The Oval Partnership, 2022-2024.
  • PI for Bus MONITOR (Measuring Operationally Needed Information Through Onboard Resources), Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Vectare, 2022-2024.

Recently completed projects

  • PI for NEW SURFACES (Novel Engineering Ways to Soften Urban Roads, Footways And Cars to Enhance Safety), Rees Jeffreys Road Fund 150th Anniversary Competition Grant Winner, 2021-2022.
  • PI for Travel Plan Project, for Loughborough Schools Foundation, 2018-2019
  • PI for Bus CONTROLS (Capturing Operationally Needed Trip data via Remote On-Line Sensors), Mauritian Research Council, 2018-2019.
  • PI for Potential Futures for Taxis and PHVs, Government Office for Science, Foresight Programme on Future Mobility, 2018.
  • PI for Potential Futures for Mobility as a Service, Government Office for Science, Foresight Programme on Future Mobility, 2017.

I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BEng in Civil Engineering in 1993 and then attended the Institute of Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, where I graduated with an MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering in 1994.

Subsequently, I undertook my PhD at the Open University (1994-1998), on the subject of Bus-based best-practice and urban transport emissions, and then was a news and features writer for Local Transport Today for 18 months. After four years as a research fellow back at the Open University, I joined Loughborough University as a lecturer in Transport Studies in January 2003 and was promoted to be a Professor of Transport Strategy in April 2017. Consequently, I have been active as a researcher in the transport sector now for 28 years, and have been teaching for nearly 20 years.

Overall I believe my strengths to comprise strategic thinking, thought leadership and idea generation, project design and development, the capacity to synthesise data from a range of sources to generate new insights, and the ability to bridge the knowledge gap between academics and practitioners. Such skills are especially important in the sector, given that transport is governed by its (rapidly changing) societal context, and the strong empirical focus of the discipline.  

Professional affiliations

  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
  • Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Member of the Transport Planning Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Current Academic Citizenship Roles

  • Member of the International Board of Directors of the Transportation Demand Management Institute, USA. 
  • External Examiner for the MSc in Transport Planning, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.

I have examined 19 PhDs – 9 external (3 international)

Awards

  • Principal Investigator for NEW SURFACES, Winner of a £5,000 prize from the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund 150th Anniversary Competition, 2021-2022.
  • Principal Investigator of the TRAVEL PLAN PLUS Project. Winner of the European Platform on Mobility Management Award for Best Policy Transfer Project 2012. Presented at the European Conference on Mobility Management, Frankfurt, 12-14 June 2012.
  • In addition, two of my PhD students have won the Smeed Prize for the best student paper at the Universities Transport Studies Group Conference (2012 and 2019), and three more have been runners-up (2010, 2012, and 2020). 

Key collaborators

My research and enterprise activities are conducted with a range of academic and stakeholder partners, including:

  • Open University
  • University of Mauritius
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Go Ahead Group
  • TheOval Partnership
  • Proximity Futures
  • Vectare
  • BlockDox
  • UK Department for Transport
  • UK Government Office for Science
  • New Zealand Ministry of Transport