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Michael Browne


Transport Studies
University of Westminster, UK

Professor Michael Browne has held the Chair in Logistics at the University of Westminster since 1992 during this time he has been Head of the Department of Transport within the School of Architecture and the Built Environment and also Director of the School's Graduate Centre. He is the Associate Editor of the journal Transport Reviews, and is on the editorial boards of a number of other journals. He chairs the Special Interest Group for Urban Goods Movement within the World Conference for Transport Research Society and is a member of the Scientific and Programme Committee of the Institute of City Logistics.

Michael chairs the Central London Freight Quality Partnership bringing together six central London boroughs, Transport for London and major private sector organisations with the aim of improving freight operations in central London taking full account of business and environmental factors. He has been an adviser to the region Ile de France and Copenhagen concerning their urban freight strategies. At various times he has acted as an expert on panels coordinated by the OECD and the International Transport Forum. He is the Chair of the Logistics Research Network (LRN) bringing together academics working in logistics within the UK (the network is supported by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport).

Research Interests. Professor Browne's research considers the interface between public policy and business decisions in the field of freight transport and logistics. His recent research has focused on the scope for improvements in urban freight transport and on ways to reduce energy use within supply chains. He is currently working with Transport for London to identify the logistics legacy that will arise from the 2012 Olympic Games. He has worked on a wide range of studies for the UK Research Councils, the European Commission and studies funded by the UK, US and French governments. He is a visiting professor at the University of Paris II and Bordeaux Business School and is the UK representative within the Observatory of Transport Policies and Strategies in Europe (OPSTE) providing analysis and understanding of trends in transport at a European level - hosted and supported by the French Ministry of Transport.

Contact person at the School of Business, Economics and Law:

Ove Krafft

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