Early Career Researchers’ workshop, University of Oxford

As a network, INTALInC is keen to inspire and promote the work of young researchers in our field.

On Thursday 3rd May, INTALInC partners were joined by about 20 early career researchers and postgraduate students for a workshop showcasing their research, and looking at issues around doing research in low income countries. Nine workshop participants presented their work across two PetaKucha sessions, and more projects were presented in a poster exhibition. Karen Lucas, INTALInC director, gave a keynote presentation which looked at ways to inspire young researchers to work in low income countries, and panel members, Charisma Choudhury (University of Leeds), James Evans (University of Manchester), Charles Asenime (Lagos State University), Julio Davila (University College, London) and Gina Porter (University of Durham) responded to questions about the challenges and opportunities of working in this context. The day also included breakout sessions looking at key issues affecting workshop participants, including impact, funding and methods.

INTALInC was really pleased to welcome workshop participants from such a diverse range of backgrounds, once again showing that transport and mobility is key to many broader issues across disciplines. Karen Lucas concluded, “Transport has always been multi-disciplinary, but has never been properly connected to the social policy agenda.”

Slides from the PetaKucha sessions can be seen here: ‘Assessment of pedestrian conflict in Nigeria‘, Chinebuli Uzondu; ‘Mobility and Disability: The limitations of public transport for disabled people in Lagos‘, Daniel Arubayi; ‘Constructing well-being, deconstructing urban (im)mobilities in Abuja‘, Daniel Oviedo Hernandez; ‘A sustainable modal shift through urban design‘, Maja Karoline Rynning; ‘Assessing the complete intermodal trips by Tema Commuter Rail Transit passengers‘, Kwabena Agyemang; ‘Transport, mobility and child heathcare delivery in Ghana‘, Samuel Owusu; ‘Key transport issues for working women in Bangladesh‘, Sharmin Nasrin; and ‘Informal green infrastructure for urban mobility‘, Ignacio Loor. Poster presentations were: ‘Residential location and tranvel behaviour from developed and developing countries‘, Bashirul Haque; ‘Quantative assessment of schools in São Paulo regarding access through public school bus‘, Mateus Humberto; ‘Accessibility and extreme poverty in northeast Brazil‘, Rodolfo Benevenuto; ‘The urban metamorphosis of shared mobility in global south cities’, Thiago Guimarães;  ‘Assessment of road network and mobility challenges in vulnerable rural communities‘, Giwa Oalyiwola; ‘Tricycle: A critical means of mobility for low-income households in metropolitan Lagos‘, Ibraheem Forson; ‘Modelling long-distance route choice using mobile phone call data in Senegal‘, Andrew Bwambale.