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Biography

Dr Alexandros Nikitas joined the Department of Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing in May 2015 as Lecturer in Transport and in January 2016 was promoted to a Senior Lecturer. He is delivering the key transport modules offered by the Business School and conducting research in the areas of the societal importance of urban transportation, sustainable transport policy, shared used mobility and vehicle automation. Dr Nikitas has an MEng in (Civil) Engineering (University of Durham, 2002), an MSc in Transport, Planning and Engineering (Edinburgh Napier University, 2006), an MA in Applied Social Research in Built Environment with Merit (UWE, 2009) and finally a PhD in the area of Transport and Society (UWE, 2010). His PhD Thesis 'Understanding the Attitudes of Older People to Road Pricing' has received two international research excellence awards by prestigious institutions of academia and practice. During September 2016 he was also acknowledged as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy after completing an in-house PGCHE course with Distinction. His prior post was that of a Senior Researcher (and before that Postdoc Researcher) in Urban Futures and Transportation for the Division of Design and Human Factors in Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. As part of this role he acted as a research advisor and associate coordinator of the Sino-Swedish programme LIP Shanghai initiated by the Swedish Mistra Urban Futures, which is a premier Swedish Centre for Urban Development. Dr Nikitas has been actively contributing in research bidding, project management, and consortium building for the Horizon 2020 Programme on Smart, Green and Integrated Transport and other esteemed programmes of international or national character while working in Chalmers. Dr Nikitas has served as a lecturer and as a supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate modules and students respectively, in his academic activities in Greece, UK, Sweden and China (guest lecturer in April 2012 at Tongji University's College of Design Innovation, Shanghai). He was also elected a Local Councilor for the city of Drama, Greece with a tenure between 2011 and 2014.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Bike-sharing and bicycling
  • Road pricing and travel demand measures
  • Bus rapid transit
  • Older people and mobility
  • Transport and social exclusion
  • Sustainable mobilities and urban development
  • Acceptability, attitudes, social norms and pro-social value orientations in transport
  • Vehicle automation and its societal importance
  • Accident and prevention analysis for vulnerable transport users

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Output

Clean energy and transport pathways for islands: A stakeholder analysis using Q method

Kougias, I., Nikitas, A., Thiel, C. & Sándor Szabó, S., 1 Jan 2020, In : Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 78, 16 p., 102180.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Monitoring the first dockless bike sharing system in Greece: Understanding user perceptions, usage patterns and adoption barriers

    Bakogiannis, E., Siti, M., Tsigdinos, S., Vassi, A. & Nikitas, A., 31 Jan 2020, In : Research in Transportation Business and Management. 12 p., 100432.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Transport's historical, contemporary and future role in shaping urban development: Re-evaluating transit oriented development

    Knowles, R. D., Ferbrache, F. & Nikitas, A., 1 Apr 2020, In : Cities. 99, 11 p., 102607.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Assessing Agriculture-Tourism Linkages in Senegal: A Structure Path Analysis

    Tchouamou Njoya, E. & Nikitas, A., 17 Jun 2019, In : Geo Journal. 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Editorial

    Thomopoulos, N. & Nikitas, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. 19, 1-2, p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access

    Activities

    • 5 Oral presentation

    Examining the Myths Around Autonomous Cars: What Does The Future Hold?

    Alexandros Nikitas (Speaker), Eric Tchouamou Njoya (Speaker), Samir Dani (Speaker)
    13 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Modelling Sustainable Smart Islands Using Harmony Search: A Water-Energy Nexus Initiative in Greece

    Alexandros Nikitas (Speaker), Ioannis Kougias (Speaker), Sandor Szabo (Speaker), Nicolaos Theodossiou (Speaker)
    8 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Public Attitudes to Road Pricing: Exploring the Role of Older Age, Pro-Sociality, Social Norms and Trust

    Alexandros Nikitas (Speaker), Erel Avineri (Speaker), Graham Parkhurst (Speaker)
    10 Jan 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Road Pricing and Older People: An In-depth Study of Attitudes, Pro-Social Values and Social Norms

    Alexandros Nikitas (Speaker)
    6 Jan 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Bike-Sharing: Is Safety an Issue Adversely Affecting its Potential for Being Embraced by Urban Societies?

    Alexandros Nikitas (Speaker), Pontus Wallgren (Speaker)
    18 Nov 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media

    To dock or not to dock? The lowdown on dockless bike-share schemes

    Alexandros Nikitas

    4/06/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Backed by billions, Uber's Jump electric bikes may conquer London

    Alexandros Nikitas

    24/05/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment