Dr Charles Musselwhite
Co Director/Associate Professor (WP 1)
Charles is Associate Professor in Gerontology at the Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) and heads up the group’s Environments and Ageing research strand. He completed his PhD at the Transportation Research Group, University of Southampton in 2004 and has worked at Bournemouth University, then University West of England in the pioneering Centre for Transport & Society. His research has involved several invited International and national presentations at conferences and invited presentations to the House of Commons and House of Lords. He makes frequent appearances on radio and television across the world and is a keen to engage his research with the public and has spoken at two British Science Festivals. He has published over 25 journal articles and another 40+ publications and has been PI or Co-I in research projects totally over £6m addressing technological, environmental, health and sustainability contexts of transportation and built environment studies spanning four interconnected areas:
1) Road user safety and ageing
2) Older people, travel behaviour change and health and wellbeing
3) Giving up driving in later life
4) Attitudes to transport and travel
Charles has advised the United Kingdom (UK) parliament on older people’s transport issues and is an executive committee member of the British Society of Gerontology (BSG), where he is editor of their journal Generations Review. Charles is an Associate Editor for Journal of Transport & Health and on the editorial board of Ageing & Society and Age Cymru’s EnvisAGE. He has authored two recent edited collections, Transport, Travel and Later Life for Emerald Publishing and mhealth for Springer Publishers and has two more coming out Spring 2018, The Handbook of Ageing and Physical Activity Promotion and Geographies of Transport and Ageing, both for Palgrave Macmillan.