John Whitelegg is an SEI Associate, affiliated with SEI York. John is also Visiting Professor of Sustainable Transport at Liverpool John Moores University, and founder and editor of the Journal of World Transport Policy and Practice.
His research interests encompass transport and the environment, definition of sustainable transport systems and a sustainable built environment, development of transport in third world cities focusing on the relationships between sustainability and human health, implementation of environmental strategies within manufacturing and service industry and development of environmental management standards. He has published widely on these topics.
From 1990 to 1993 John was Head of Department of Geography at Lancaster University and Director of the University’s Environmental Epidemiology Research Unit. He has written 10 books, including Transport for a Sustainable Society: the Case for Europe (John Wiley, 1993), Critical Mass: Transport, Environment and Society in the 21st Century (Pluto Press, 1997) and Quality of Life and Public Management: redefining development in the local environment (Routledge, 2013). He is a Board Member of the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales.