Clare is a lecturer in Public Sector Innovation at The Business School of Edinburgh Napier University.
She hails from County Mayo in the west of Ireland and came to Edinburgh in 2010 to study for a BEng (hons) in Civil and Transportation Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University. With a keen interest in urban mobility and sustainable transport, she completed a master’s degree in environmental Sustainability and has a doctoral degree in Transport Policy. Her PhD research focused on the barriers associated with bus policy implementation at a local level in Great Britain and she worked closely with local authorities, regional and national transport organisations and local bus companies.
After her PhD, she joined the Active Travel team at the City of Edinburgh Council for two years before returning to the Transport Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier to pursue her passion for research. During this time, she worked on various projects including shared mobility, bicycle safety and, most recently, the HEART project (hydrogen electric and automated regional transportation), whose objective is to develop the world’s first hydrogen powered, automated aircraft for sub-regional flying.
Clare has presented at both national and international conferences such as the World Conference on Transport Research in Shanghai and has published in well-known academic journals such as Analytic Methods in Accident Research, Transport Policy, Case Studies on Transport Policy and Utilities Policy.