Transport in the UK is the largest emitter of CO2 emissions, in order to meet the Governments ambitious goals of Net Zero 2050, significant reductions need to be realised. During this webinar, Professor Sarah Sharples (Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Transport) talked about the challenges faced in decarbonising transport, and describe some of the current R&D being undertaken by DfT to support the decarbonisation of transport.
Sarah is a Professor of Human Factors in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham and from 2018-2021 was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and People. She has led research in transport, manufacturing and healthcare, and currently leads the EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council) Connected Everything Network Plus. She founded and co-director of the EPSRC Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training, and has led research programmes examining implementation of new technologies in rail, highways and aviation. She was President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors from 2015-16.