I am interested in perceptions and experiences of transport and mobility and how these intersect with the built environment to influence health
I am interested in the relationships between transport and health, in particular how the built environment influences , active travel behaviour, health and wellbeing. This includes how we measures the built environment and the relationship between objective measures and perceptions.
My research interests also include social & distributional impacts of transport; social inclusion and transport deprivation; sustainable travel, travel behaviour, walking & cycling.
My PhD focussed on objective and subjective measures of accessibility measures and accessibility planning policy.
I use both quantitative and qualitative social research methodologies and have used a variety of approaches in my work including household surveys, mental mapping, GPS recorded walk-along interviews and focus groups.
- Curl A., Clark J. and Kearns A. (2018) Household car adoption and financial distress in deprived urban communities: a case of 'forced car ownership'? Transport Policy 65: 61-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2017.01.002.
- Curl A., Kearns A., Macdonald L., Mason P. and Ellaway A. (2018) Can walking habits be encouraged through area-based regeneration and relocation? A longitudinal study of deprived communities in Glasgow, UK. Journal of Transport and Health http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2018.06.004.
- Macleod MA., Curl A. and Kearns A. (2018) Understanding the Prevalence and Drivers of Food Bank Use: Evidence from Deprived Communities in Glasgow. Social Policy and Society http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746418000064.
- Curl A. and Kearns A. (2017) Housing improvements, fuel payment difficulties and mental health in deprived communities. International Journal of Housing Policy 17(3): 417-443. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616718.2016.1248526.
- Clark J. and Curl A. (2016) Bicycle and car share schemes as inclusive modes of travel? A socio-spatial analysis in Glasgow, UK. Social Inclusion 4(3): 83-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/si.v4i3.510 or https://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/article/view/510.