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 influence of the social and the built environment in cycling behaviour change.

I am supervised by Dr Audrey de Nazelle and Dr Tilly Collins.  

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



Brand C, Dons E, Anaya-Boig E, et al., 2021, The climate change mitigation effects of daily active travel in cities, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol:93, ISSN:1361-9209

Brand C, Götschi T, Dons E, et al., 2021, The climate change mitigation impacts of active travel: Evidence from a longitudinal panel study in seven European cities, Global Environmental Change, Vol:67, ISSN:0959-3780

Kahlmeier S, Boig EA, Castro A, et al., 2021, Assessing the Policy Environment for Active Mobility in Cities-Development and Feasibility of the PASTA Cycling and Walking Policy Environment Score, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol:18

Branion-Calles M, Gotschi T, Nelson T, et al., 2020, Cyclist crash rates and risk factors in a prospective cohort in seven European cities, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol:141, ISSN:0001-4575, Pages:1-12


García-Herrero S, Aldred R, Anaya-Boig E, et al., 2020, Vulnerability of cyclists on the road. A probabilistic analysis of the database of traffic injuries in Spain focusing on type of involved vehicle and driver culpability, Pages:403-409

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