Supporting Sustainable Transport Recovery: A Virtual Live Briefing with Professor Sarah Sharples, Chief Scientific Adviser, DfT

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How we use transport has shifted significantly over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some changes such as increased 'staycations' and remote working likely to stay into the long-term. We are delighted to welcome the Department for Transport's Chief Scientific Adviser, Prof. Sarah Sharples, for this virtual session to discuss the UK transport system's post-COVID recovery and future trajectory. 

Join us for your opportunity to: 

  • Learn how the Department for Transport aims to integrate decarbonisation objectives with recovery plans 
  • Discuss how your organisation can work with others across the sectors to build a future UK transport system that supports green growth throughout the UK 
  • Pose your questions to Prof. Sharples


  • Prof. Sarah Sharples

    Chief Scientific Adviser

    Department for Transport

    Professor Sarah Sharples is Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Transport. She is a Professor of Human Factors in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham and from 2018 to 2021 was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and People. She has led research in transport, manufacturing and healthcare, and currently leads the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Connected Everything Network Plus. She founded and is co-director of the EPSRC Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), and has led research programmes examining implementation of new technologies in rail, highways and aviation. She was President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors from 2015 to 2016.



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