Imperial College London

MsEstherAnaya Boig

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Postgraduate



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Current research

My doctoral research is framed in the European FP7 project "PASTA - Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approaches". I am looking into the impact of different policy measures in the behaviour change towards cycling in the East London post-Olympic regeneration scenario.

I am supervised by Audrey de Nazelle.  

Professional and educational background

I specialised in cycling mobility since my final dissertation for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences in 2004 (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). By then, I had already collaborated with UN Habitat Spanish Committee initiative Sustainable Cities (Ciudades para un Futuro más Sostenible) at the School of Architecture of Madrid (Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid) and had started to work as a consultant in cycling advocacy groups and private consultancies. I combined my consultancy work with further education: a second Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), and a Masters in Mobility Management (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya). In 2012, I undertook an internship at the European Commission, DG Mobility and Transport, at the Sustainable Urban Mobility Unit. In 2014 I also gained a Masters in Environmental Sciences with a Major in Ecological Economics and Environmental Management at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 

Research interests

Cycling Mobility, Walking, Active Transport, Impact Evaluation, Behaviour Change.







"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race" H. G. Wells, author and Imperial College alumnus



Avila-Palencia I, Panis LI, de Nazelle A, et al., 2017, Active Mobility and Subjective General Health: Roles of Mental Health, Social Support and Physical Activity, Journal of Transport & Health, Vol:5, ISSN:2214-1405, Pages:S76-S76

Kahlmeier S, Boig EA, Smeds E, et al., 2017, Developing a Score to Assess the Policy Environment for Cycling and Walking Promotion in Cities – Results of a Feasibility Study, Journal of Transport & Health, Vol:5, ISSN:2214-1405, Pages:S18-S19

Boig EA, de Nazelle A, Götschi T, et al., 2017, Building and Testing an Evaluation Model of the Impact of Cycling Policies, Journal of Transport & Health, Vol:5, ISSN:2214-1405, Pages:S52-S53

Boig EA, de Nazelle A, Götschi T, et al., 2017, Behaviour Change Towards Cycling in 7 Case Study Cities, Journal of Transport & Health, Vol:5, ISSN:2214-1405, Pages:S103-S104

Dons E, Götschi T, Rojas-Rueda D, et al., 2017, Male Car Drivers Are 4kg Heavier Than Cyclists: Results from a Cross-Sectional Analysis in Seven European Cities, Journal of Transport & Health, Vol:5, ISSN:2214-1405, Pages:S27-S28

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