Urban Transport Next 02: All on board? A lunchtime conversation on how to bring about a more diverse transport sector.
This is the second in our Urban Transport Next online event series, and will look at how to bring about a more diverse transport industry - exploring how we can attract diverse talent to the transport sector, remove barriers to progression and why it is vital that the transport industry better reflects the people and places it serves.
The free event, which takes place on Thursday 28th January from 12-1pm, features the panel:
Joanna Ward is Associate Transport Planner at structural and civil engineering practice Elliott Wood Partnership. She is a highly experienced and motivated transport professional with a special interest in sustainable and active transport solutions.
Joanna is an active member of Women in Transport, a Board Director of the Transport Planning Society, as well as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling and Walking group.
She has written and presented extensively on the need for more diversity and inclusion in transport planning and governance.
Staynton Brown is the Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Talent at Transport for London.
He has held a number of senior roles in his career, including at the Learning and Skills Council, where he led on social inclusion, equality and project management, as an associate director at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust hospital, and an assistant director in the Lambeth Public Health team.
In 2013 he was nominated and made a Health Services Journal BME pioneer in the inaugural list of the top 50 people in the NHS. Staynton is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and on the Board of Directors of a charity that runs a college and number of schools across London.
Clare Linton is Policy and Research Advisor at the Urban Transport Group. Her research spans a range of policy areas including transport and housing, public health, social inclusion, freight, people and skills, sustainability and smart transport futures.
Clare completed a PhD in Low Carbon Technologies at the University of Leeds in 2016. Her PhD research explored the potential to reduce emissions from urban transport through more effective use of capacity. Clare has also worked in the Climate Change, Energy and Transport team at the Institute for Public Policy Research, working on delivering effective public transport solutions. She holds a BA in Geography and an MSc in Climate Change and Policy, both from the University of Sussex.