On Monday, June 20, 2016 CHPR and ITS welcomed James Woodcock, PhD, MSc, BA (Hons) from the Public Health Modelling Group at the MRC Epidemiology Unit in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Dr. Woodcock presented a project he has been involved in “Health benefits of active transport: from evidence to modelling behaviour change.”

   He is an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellow. James’ work covers physical activity, transport, and health impacts of climate change mitigation. He works closely with transport policy makers and practitioners to bring public health thinking into transport decisions. James has led the development of the ITHIM tool to investigate the health impact of transport policies and scenarios. He is leading the development of the Propensity to Cycle Tool www.pct.bike to investigate cycling potential down to the small area level in England.