Our People

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Dr Catherine Mulligan

Dr Catherine MulliganDr Catherine Mulligan is Research Fellow in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College London. Catherine has a BSc. Business Information Technology from the University of New South Wales, an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the value chains of ICT in smart cities, rural enterprises and also the emerging industrial structure of the global economy. She has 15 years industrial experience in the ICT industries and is the author of three books, two on mobile technologies and one on the economics of the communications industries

Professor Ruth Rettie

ProfessoProfessor Ruth Rettier Ruth Rettie is Professor of Social Marketing at Kingston University and Director of the Behaviour and Practice Research Group at Kingston Business School. Trained as a philosopher (MA, B Litt, B Phil, Oxon) Ruth has an MBA and a PhD in Sociology. She joined Kingston University after ten years as a brand manager for Cadbury, Kraft and Unilever. Her research is interdisciplinary, and includes social theory, ecommerce, user interaction in new media, the influence of technological design on social interaction, and sustainable development, applying sociological, social psychology and social marketing perspectives to the adoption of sustainable behaviours using interventions based on digital technologies. She is particularly interested in the way in which behaviour is influenced by what is understood to be normal, how ideas about what is normal change can be shaped by social marketing.

Professor John Nelson

ProfProfessor John Nelsonessor John Nelson holds the Sixth Century Chair of Transport Studies at the University of Aberdeen and is Director of the Centre for Transport Research (CTR) which he established in 2007. John is the theme leader for Accessibility and Mobilities, and currently Acting Director, at the RCUK-funded dot.rural Digital Economy Hub at Aberdeen University. John is particularly interested in the application and evaluation of new technologies to improve public transport as well as the policy frameworks and regulatory regimes necessary to achieve sustainable transport systems. His current projects cover many aspects of mobility management including investigations of internet-based journey planners, flexible transport systems and future transport technologies.