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Phil Blythe CBE

Phil Blythe CBE

Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems, Newcastle University
Phil is Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) at Newcastle University where he leads the Future Mobility Group. Phil’s research focus has been in the interface between policy and technology in areas, such as: connected and autonomous vehicles; electro-mobility; decarbonising transport; and age-friendly and accessible transport. Previously, Phil was Chief Scientific Adviser for the UK’s DfT (2015-2021). In this role at the DfT he provides a challenge function to the Department on the use of science and engineering evidence in policy making and also ensuring the Department is best informed on new innovations and technologies that may impact on the delivery of transport schemes and policy.    He also led the science team that developed the underpinning science advice for the re-start and recovery of UK Transport during the Covid-19 pandemic and was a member of SAGE throughout the emergency.  Phil is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was made a CBE in the 2022 New Year Honours 


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