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Dr. Brian Caulfield

Associate Professor (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)

Dr Caulfield is an Associate Professor and Head of Discipline in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Since joining the Department Dr Caulfield has embarked on an intensive research program addressing global issues such as the environmental impacts of transport and methods to reduce the carbon impacts of transport and in 2017 he addressed the Irish Citizens Assembly on this topic. He recently provided advice to the Climate Change Advisory Council on pathways to decreasing transport emissions by 2030. Dr Caulfield is currently a member of the Steering Group for the review and update of the GDA Transport Strategy with the National Transport Authority. Dr Caulfield has published over 180 papers in these areas in high impact international journals and international conferences and to date has been awarded aprox. €4.9 million in research funding (from EPA, SFI, FP7, CEDR, TII, DoT, RSA, SEAI and HORIZON Europe). He currently has 7 PhD students and 7 postdoctoral researchers in his research group. Dr Caulfield also a member of a number of National and International research groups and is the former Chair of the Irish Transportation Research Network and was a member of the executive committee of the Universities Transport Studies Group as well as several committees at the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C. He is a Senior Editor of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (impact factor: 14.982) and an Editor of Transport Policy (impact factor: 4.674). He is a member of the International Editorial Board of Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (impact factor: 5.495), Case Studies on Transport Policy (impact factor: 1.038), and the Journal of Transport Geography (impact factor: 4.986).
  Cost Benefit Analysis   Cost Benefit Analysis   Discrete Choice Modelling   Discrete Choice Modelling   Driving simulation   Energy Ecomomics   Environmental aspects of transportation   Environmental impacts of transport   Environmental Impacts of Transport   Impacts of new public transport   Intelligent Transport Systems   Intelligent Vehicles   Intermodal Transport   New Means of Transport   Public Transport   Public Transport Infrastructure   Road Safety   Simulation and modelling transportation networks   Stated Preference Analysis   Stated preference analysis   Telecommunications and transport   Traffic Congestion   Transport   Transport Demand Management   Transport economics   Transport Economics   Transport Modelling   Transport Modelling   Transport policy
 TRACT: TRAnsport Behaviour Change Trials
  SUstainable MobIlity Models for a Just Transition
 DLR Active Travel Testbed

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Details Date
Steering Committee Member: Review of the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area, National Transport Authority 2021-2022
Working Group Member: Innovative Mobility for the Periphery - OECD 2020-2021
Member of the Dublin Energy Transition Team (Dublin City Council/Codema) 2021-2022
Editor - Transport Policy (Impact Factor: 4.674) 2022 - present
Senior Editor - Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (Impact Factor: 14.982) 2018 - present
Editorial Board - Journal of Transport Geography (Impact Factor: 4.986) 2019 - present
Editorial Board - Transport Policy (Impact Factor: 4.674) 2019 - 2022
Editorial Board - Case Studies on Transport Policy (Cite Score: 3.7) 2018 - present
Editorial Board - Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (Impact Factor: 5.495) 2017 - present
Member of the Executive Committee of the Universities' Transport Study Group (UTSG) 2015-2018
Chair of the Irish Transport Research Network 2013-2017
Member of the Transport Statistics Liaison Group (Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Central Statistics office) 2010
Member of the TRB Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies (AP020) 2010 -2019
Irish member of the management committee of COST Action TU0804 'Survey Harmonisation with New Technologies Improvement' (SHANTI) 2009 -2011
Member of the The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in Ireland Policy committee 2009 - 2011
Member of the EU-Smartcities working group - Mobility and Transport 2016
Member of the TRB Committee on Bicycle Transportation, ANF20 2012 - 2020
Member of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Working Group on Intelligent Transport Systems 2015
Manzira, C., Charly, A., Caulfield, B. , Assessing the impact of mobility on the incidence of COVID-19 in Dublin City, Sustainable Cities & Society, 80, 2022, p103770-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Benevenuto, R., Caulfield, B., Examining the socioeconomic outcomes of transport interventions in the Global South, Transport Policy, 119, 2022, p56 - 66, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Caulfield, B., Furszyfer, D., Stefaniec, A., Foley, A., Measuring the equity impacts of government subsidies for electric vehicles, Energy, 248, 2022, p123588-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Hampton, H., Foley, A., Del Rio, D., Smyth, B., Laverty, D., Caulfield, B, Customer engagement strategies in retail electricity markets: A comprehensive and comparative review, Energy Research and Social Science, 90, 2022, p102611 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Nelson, J., D., Caulfield, B, Implications of COVID-19 for future travel behaviour in the rural periphery, European Transport Research Review, (14:22), 2022, p1 - 11, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Caulfield, B., Bowman, S., Mullin, M., Browne, S., Kelly, C., Working together to re-open our City and Campus post-Covid: A case study of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, 100th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Rezaei, A., Caulfield, B., Simulating a Transition to Autonomous Mobility, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 106, 2021, p102175-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Carroll, P., Benevenuto, R., Caulfield, B. , Identifying Hotspots of Transport Disadvantage and Car Dependency in Rural Ireland, Transport Policy, 101, 2021, p46 - 56, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Caulfield, B., Keohe, J. , Usage patterns and preferences of car sharing: A case study of Dublin, Case Studies on Transport Policy, 9, 2021, p253 - 259, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Smith, I., Caulfield, B., Dey, S. , Using Floating Bike Data to Determine Cyclist Exposure to Poor Air Quality, Journal of Transport and Health, 20, 2021, p101008 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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Oeschger, G., Carroll, P., Caulfield, B. , First/last mile to public transport & mode choice, 53rd UTSG, Loughborugh University, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Theunissen, M., Caulfield, B., Egan, R, Examining the potential impacts on replacing shared bike trips with shared e-scooter trips, 53rd UTSG, Loughborugh University, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Caulfield, B., Transport and Climate Change, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queens University Belfast, 1st February, 2021, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Caulfield, B., Transport futures and climate change, Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion System, University of Bath, 2nd March, 2021, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Caulfield, B., Sustainable Rural Mobility, Mix your mode webinar Seminar, Transport and connectivity in a Post-Covid Ireland, 19th March, 2021, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Caulfield, B., The Network of Public Infrastructure Professionals, InfraNet, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, 29th January, 2021, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Caulfield, B., E-scooters and what they can bring to mobility in Ireland, Transportation and Marine Strategic Policy Committee, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, 9th March, 2021, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Caulfield, B., Transport and Climate change, Joint Committee on Climate Action, Oireachtas, 9th March, 2021, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Caulfield, B., Electric vehicles - possible policy directions, Joint Committee Environment and Climate Action, Oireachtas, 13th July, 2021, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Caulfield, B., The future of business mobility, , Low Carbon Knowledge Session #4, Business in the Community, 1st December, 2020, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2020
The Michael Beesley Award, honourable mention August, 2007
ITRN Best paper - Determining the welfare effects of introducing a cap‐and‐share scheme on rural commuters September 2011
ITRN Best paper- Impact of emissions information on mode choices in Dublin: Stated Preference experiments September 2013
ITRN Best paper - Encouraging sustainable commuting behaviour through smart policy provision 2017
Education & Public Engagement Champion - CONNECT 2021