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 and driverless cars may affect the future development of transport systems.
Summary of expertise
I am currently leading two research projects worth £90,000, whilst during my time at Loughborough I have led 17 and participated in 23 research projects altogether valued at more than £2.1m 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; 57 academic journal articles; 51 articles in professional journals; and 13 book chapters; along with the presentation of 112 conference papers (72 of them international). My work was submitted for the Research Excellence Framework and its predecessor exercises by my School.
I have also undertaken various policy influencing positions. Thus, I have 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 policy makers as to the role of sustainable transport on behalf of Member States.
Current research activity
- PI for Bus CONTROLS (Capturing Operationally Needed Trip data via Remote On-Line Sensors), Mauritian Research Council, 2018-2019.
- PI for Evaluating small-scale rail investment decisions in relation to passenger satisfaction, PhD project, CASE Award, EPSRC and Govia Thameslink Railway. 2016 – 2019.
Recently completed research projects
- PI for COUNTER (Computing train Occupants Using Novel sensing Techniques to Enhance Rail services), Innovate UK, 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.
- 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.
- 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, in press.
- Shaheen Hussain R, Quddus M A, Enoch M P, Ruikar K D, Brien N and Gartside D (2019) Time Series Analysis of Local Authority Policy Interventions on Highway Works Durations, ICE Transport, in press.
- Monsuur F, Enoch M P, Quddus M A and Meek S D (2017) The Impact of Train and Station Types on Perceived Rail Service Quality, Transportation Research Record, 2648, 51–59.
- Shaheen Hussain R, Ruikar K D, Enoch M P, Brien N and Gartside D (2017) Process mapping for road works planning and coordination, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 7(2), 157-172.
- Sanaullah I, Quddus M A and Enoch M P (2016) Developing travel time estimation methods using sparse GPS data, Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems, 20(6), 522-544.
- Shaheen Hussain R, Brien N, Gartside D, Enoch M P and Ruikar K (2016) Street works policy in England – insights from stakeholders, Journal of Asset Management, 3(2), 61-70.
- Veeneman W, Augustin K, Enoch M P, Faivre d’Arcier B , Malpezzi S, and Wijmenga N (2015) Austerity in public transport in Europe: The influence of governance, Research in Transport Economics, 51, 31-39.
- Enoch M P (2015) How a Rapid Modal Convergence into a Universal Automated Taxi Service could be the Future for Local Passenger Transport, Technology Analysis and Strategy Management, 27(8), 910-924.
- Warren J P, Morris E, Enoch M P, Padilla Magdaleno I, Parra Arias Z and Guanche J (2015) Developing an equitable and sustainable mobility strategy for Havana, Cities, 45, 133-141.
- Wang C, Quddus M A, Enoch M P, Ryley T J and Davison L J (2015) Exploring the propensity to travel by Demand Responsive Transport in the rural area of Lincolnshire in England, Case Studies in Transport Policy, 3, 129-136..
- Van-Ristell J A, Quddus M A, Enoch M P, Wang C, Hardy P (2015) Quantifying the Impacts of Subsidy Policies on Home-to-School Pupil Travel by Bus in England. Transportation, 42(1), 45-69.
- Burchell J, Ison S G and Enoch M P (2015) The Smeed Report fifty years on: A role for the Workplace Parking Levy?, Transport Technology and Planning, 38(1), 62-77.
I contribute to undergraduate learning and teaching activities across the Schools programmes including:
- Director of the BSc in Air Transport Management and BSc in Transport and Business Management programmes
- Leader of Introduction to Transport Systems module
- Leader of Transport Planning module
- Leader of Transport Policy module
- Leader of Public Transport Operations module
- Diploma of Industrial Studies visits
- Supervision of dissertations on topics aligned to my research interests
- Undergraduate personal tutor
Recently completed projects
- PI for Travel Plan Project, for Loughborough Schools Foundation, 2018-2019
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 ofBus-based best-practice and urban transport emissions, and then was a news and features writer for Local Transport Todayfor 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 25 years, and have been teaching for more than 16 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.
Membership of Professional Institutions
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
- Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Member of the Transport Planning Society
Current Committee Memberships
- Member of the International Board of Directors of the Transportation Demand Management Institute, USA.
- Transport Demand Management Committee Member of the Transportation Research Board, USA.
- 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 best student paper at the Universities Transport Studies Group Conference (2012 and 2019), and two more have been runners up (2010 and 2012).