Biography

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Physics, and a member of the intelligent transport research cluster at the University of Portsmouth. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Master’s degree in Road and Transportation, and a PhD in Transportation.

Before starting this role, I gained around 6 years of experience in the area of transport research, working for 4 years at the Traffic Technical Institute (TTI) at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and 3 years at the Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey. I have been involved as a researcher in EU INTERREG projects, and many local traffic and transportation projects such as conventional and smart junction design, traffic impact studies, and transportation master plan studies. I was acting as a management committee member from Slovenia, in EU COST Action CA16222: Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport.

Currently, I am leading the "Travel Behaviour Change Modelling" workstream for the Solent FTZ Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) project which is funded by UK Department for Transport.

Research Interests

Traffic Engineering:

  • Microscopic and mesoscopic traffic simulation,
  • Public transport priority methods (bus lane, transit signal priority)
  • Conventional and smart junction design (adaptive signal control)
  • Traffic impact studies

Transport planning and modelling:

  • Macroscopic transport network modelling
  • Travel behaviour (change) modelling using quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Evaluating Individuals' attitudes towards emerging transportation systems such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Shared Mobility Modes, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles