Achille Fonzone
Achille Fonzone

Prof Achille Fonzone

Professor

Biography

Achille is Professor of Transport Analysis and Planning at Edinburgh Napier University.
He has a background in Civil Engineering, a PhD in Transport and Planning, a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
He has authored 50 peer-reviewed publications, 20 presentations in conferences, and several book chapters and scientific reports. He has published in the top-ranking transport scientific journals, including Transportation Research Part A, B and C and Analytic Methods in Accident Research. He is Associated Editor of the Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems and member of the Editorial Board of Sustainability. He has edited special issues of Transportation Research Part A and Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems.
He is leading the evaluation of the large Horizon 2020 project SUNRISE, promoting sustainable mobility at the neighbourhood level through co-creation in 6 countries in Europe, and the societal research in the Innovate UK/C-CAV flagship project CAV Forth, which will build and operate a fleet of level 4 full-size buses for the first time in the world. In response to the challenges generated by the outbreak of COVID-19, Achille has established and is leading a research group on the impacts of the pandemics on transport and location choices.
He has active research collaborations with leading researchers in the UK and the rest of Europe, Japan, and the USA. He has been invited to give talks at top international Universities and transport organisations. He is full member of the EPSRC Review College and fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of the steering group of the Zero Emission Mobility them of the Energy Technology Partnership
  • "Friend" of several TRB committees
  • TRI representative in the UK section of UITP
  • Young Member of the TRB committee Transportation and Economic Development

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Member of the committee of the special track on Intelligent Transport Systems, 14th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing
  • Publication chair of MT-ITS2021
  • Member of the International Committee of the Travel Demand Management Symposium
  • Member of the steering group of the Scottish Transport Applications and Research conference
  • Member of the local organising committee of the Travel Demand Management Symposium 2019
  • Program committee member of KNOWMe - International Workshop on “KNOWledge Discovery from Mobility and Transportation Systems, ECML/PKDD 2017

 

Editorial Activity

  • Member of Editorial Board of Sustainability
  • Guest Editor of Transportation Research Part A
  • Associate editor of Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Guest editor of Transportation Research Part A
  • Guest Editor of Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Best paper from a Young Professional at Scottish Transport Applications and Research conference 2016
  • Best paper at mobil.TUM 2016

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant reviewer for the Israeli Smart Transportation Center
  • Grant reviewer for the Israel Science Foundation
  • Full member of EPSRC peer review college
  • Associate member of EPSRC peer review college

 

Invited Speaker

  • Presentation at the Automated Vehicles Symposium 2021 organised by TRB
  • Panelist at the CIHT Scotland YPN Event - E-Scooters: The Big Questions
  • Presentation at the Automated Vehicles Symposium 2020 organised by TRB
  • Invited panelist at MFTS20
  • Seminar at UC Davis, USA
  • Keynote presentation at 5th Polish National Scientific Technical Conference
  • Webinar for TRB Traffic Flow Committee
  • Lecture at Smart Mobility Summer School, Universidad de Verano de Maspalomas, Spain
  • Seminar at King’s College London
  • Seminar at Kyoto University, Japan
  • Seminar at Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

 

Media Activity

  • Articles on several online and paper outlets about the report "Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and location choices in Scotland"
  • Interview with Radio Forth on the impacts of COVID-19 on transport

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Member of the Open Transit Software Foundation

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Referee of PhD thesis at Universita' di Palermo
  • Referee of PhD thesis at Universita' di Bologna
  • PhD examiner at University of Leeds
  • Member of Final Examination Committee for the PhD programme "Dottorato di Ricerca in Ingegneria Civile e Architettura" of the University of Cagliari
  • PhD examiner at KTH, Stockholm
  • PhD viva Rapporteur at Laboratoire Ville Mobilité Transport (LVMT), Paris

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Researcher at University of California Davis
  • Visiting Lecturer at King's College London
  • Visiting Professor (Professore a contratto) at Politecnico di Bari

 

Date


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The retailer perspective on the potential for using urban consolidation centres (UCCs)

Journal Article
Akgün, E. Z., Monios, J., Cowie, J., & Fonzone, A. (2024)
The retailer perspective on the potential for using urban consolidation centres (UCCs). Research in Transportation Economics, 103, Article 101413. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2024.101413
This paper examines the role of supportive policies and value-added services which may incentivise retailers to use an urban consolidation centre (UCC). The methodology is a c...

Aberrant Behaviours of Drivers Involved in Crashes and Related Injury Severity: Are there Variations between the Major Cities in the Same Country?

Journal Article
Fonzone, A. (2024)
Aberrant Behaviours of Drivers Involved in Crashes and Related Injury Severity: Are there Variations between the Major Cities in the Same Country?. Journal of Safety Research, 89, 64-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2024.01.010
Crash data analyses based on accident datasets often do not include human-related variables because they can be hard to reconstruct from crash data. However, records of crash ...

An empirical analysis of the factors influencing Scottish residents’ compliance with COVID-19 travel restrictions

Journal Article
Semple, T., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Downey, L. (2023)
An empirical analysis of the factors influencing Scottish residents’ compliance with COVID-19 travel restrictions. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 178, Article 103842. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2023.103842
This study uses survey data to investigate the factors affecting compliance with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 travel restrictions. The survey contained self-reported dat...

Automated bus services – To whom are they appealing in their early stages?

Journal Article
Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Downey, L. (2024)
Automated bus services – To whom are they appealing in their early stages?. Travel Behaviour and Society, 34, Article 100647. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2023.100647
Amidst a period of operational and financial challenges for the bus industry, the advent of Automated Buses (ABs) could be an opportunity to boost the attractiveness of public...

Who is More Likely (Not) to Make Home-Based Work Trips during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Case of Scotland

Journal Article
Semple, T., Fountas, G., & Fonzone, A. (in press)
Who is More Likely (Not) to Make Home-Based Work Trips during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Case of Scotland. Transportation research record, https://doi.org/10.1177/03611981221119192
In this study, we use survey data (n=6,000) to investigate the work trip patterns of Scottish residents at various points of the COVID-19 pandemic. We focus specifically on th...

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Future Public Transport Use In Scotland

Journal Article
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Semple, T. (2022)
The Impact Of COVID-19 On Future Public Transport Use In Scotland. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 163, 338-352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2022.06.005
This paper examines the determinants of changes in future public transport use in Scotland after the COVID-19 pandemic. An online questionnaire was distributed to 994 Scottish...

DATASET: The impact of Covid-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland

Dataset
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., & Fountas, G. (2022)
DATASET: The impact of Covid-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/enu.2022.2853752
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute has been undertaking a study, funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), in...

Analysis of Pedestrian Accident Injury-Severities at Road Junctions and Crossings using an Advanced Random Parameter Modelling Framework: The Case of Scotland

Journal Article
Olowosegun, A., Babajide, N., Akintola, A., Fountas, G., & Fonzone, A. (2022)
Analysis of Pedestrian Accident Injury-Severities at Road Junctions and Crossings using an Advanced Random Parameter Modelling Framework: The Case of Scotland. Accident analysis and prevention, 169, Article 106610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2022.106610
This paper investigates the determinants of injury severities in pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents at signalised and unsignalised junctions, and at physically-controlled and ...

Trips for Outdoor Exercise at Different Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Scotland

Journal Article
Semple, T., Fountas, G., & Fonzone, A. (2021)
Trips for Outdoor Exercise at Different Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Scotland  . Journal of transport & health, 23, Article 101280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2021.101280
Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has had exceptional effects on travel behaviour in the UK. This paper focuses specifically on the outdoor exercise trips of Scottish residen...

Access to Ubiquitous Real-Time Information by Bus Passengers in Urban Contexts

Conference Proceeding
Islam, M. F., Fonzone, A., & Fountas, G. (2021)
Access to Ubiquitous Real-Time Information by Bus Passengers in Urban Contexts. In 2021 7th International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (MT-ITS). https://doi.org/10.1109/mt-its49943.2021.9529270
Due to higher smartphone uptake and Internet penetration rate, Ubiquitous Real-time Passenger Information (URTPI) has become available to and required by larger segments of th...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • COST Action TU1004 "Modelling Public Transport Flows in the Era of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)”

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