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Having previously worked as a lecturer in Transport Economics at the City University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Germany, Dr Eric Tchouamou Njoya joined the University of Huddersfield as a Lecturer in Air Transport in May 2015. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in September 2016 and to Reader in Aviation and Transport Economics in August 2022. In this capacity, he serves as the Course Leader for Undergraduate Logistics, Transport, and Supply Chain courses and as the Subject Group Leader for Research in the Department of Logistics, Marketing, Hospitality, and Analytics at Huddersfield Business School. Additionally, he serves as the Deputy Director of Huddersfield's Future Mobility Lab and as the Honorary Secretary of the University Transport Study Group (UTSG). He is also a member of the advisory board of AviaDev Africa and the European Aviation Conference.

His research expertise lies in the field of sustainable transportation, with a particular focus on airline operations and management. He has worked on several research projects investigating the impacts of airline deregulation on the industry, including pricing strategies, and competition. His research has also explored the economic benefits of air transport and tourism, with several papers on these topics published in high-impact transportation and tourism journals such as Transportation Research Part A, Journal of Transport Geography, Tourism Management and Journal of Travel Research. He has successfully completed several transport-related research projects for institutions including the European Investment Bank, Avinor Norway, the European Commission, the UK Subsea Cables Industry, the Korea Transport Institute, and the German Ministry of Higher Education. In addition, he has provided consultation to governments on air services development and has participated in an EU COST Project examining the relationship between air transport and regional development. Currently, his work focuses on sustainable aviation in the Global South.

He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management and as a topic editor for Sustainability.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Airline operations and management
  • Aviation and sustainability
  • Electrification and Alternative Fuels
  • Aviation policy and associated tourism benefits/costs
  • Computable General Equilibrium Models, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Econometrics
  • Digitalisation and automation


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