Dr Dimitris Potoglou is a Lecturer in Transport and Applied Choice Analysis. Prior to joining the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography, Dimitris worked as a Research Policy-Analyst at RAND Europe, a not-for-profit research institute based in Cambridge, UK (since 2008, now part-time) and a post-doctoral fellow at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (2006-2008).
His research interests include travel behaviour, in particular car ownership, vehicle type-choice and demand for cleaner vehicles. Dimitris specialises in the design and analysis of stated preference discrete choice and best-worst scaling experiments and surveys. He has developed and contributed to research projects on the use of stated preference data to model the willingness to pay for improvements in water services, value the outcomes of social care, and estimate the demand for postal services under changes service offerings. He has also introduced stated preference discrete choice experiments to estimate the value of personal information and quantify the trade-offs individuals make across privacy, liberty and security under real-life settings. The latter study has been briefed to policy makers at various levels including cabinet members at the European Parliament and staff members of the US House Committee on Homeland Security.
Dimitris is a member of the editorial board of The Open Transportation Journal and serves regularly as a reviewer for journals and international conferences.
PhD Geography, McMaster University, 2006.
MSc Environmental Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 2001.
BSc Environmental Studies, University of the Aegean, 1999.
Lecturer, School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University, 2012 - present.
Policy Analyst, RAND Europe, 2008 - present, (part-time since 9/2012).
Guest Researcher, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, 2008 - 2012.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, 2006 - 2008.
Teaching and Research Assistant, McMaster University, Canada, 2002 - 2006.
Research Associate, Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, Greece, 2001.
Instructor, Occupational Training Centre “Integration”, Greece, 2000.
Research Assistant, University of the Aegean, Greece, 1997 - 1999.
Scholarships and Awards
Alice Farrands' Research Scholarship, RAND Europe, 2008.
Alexander S. Onassis Benefit Foundation, Academic Scholarship, 2002 – 2006.
McMaster University, Graduate Scholarship, 2002-2006.
Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Jim Davey Award, 2004 and 2005.
Hellenic-Canadian Federation of Ontario Academic Award, 2004.
University of the Aegean, Graduation Award, 1999.
Greek State Institute of Scholarships (IKY), 1997 and 1998.