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 Huw Williams

Huw Williams

Emeritus Professor


Research Interests

Travel Behaviour and Transportation Models; Transport and the Environment; Health Inequalities; Spatial Analysis of Urban Systems.

Additional Information

Huw Williams holds an Emeritus professorship in the School of Geography and Planning. His first degree and doctorate were in physics but after taking a Masters degree in Operational Research, he moved into Transportation and Geographical Research.



DipEcon (Economics), Open University, (2003)
MA (Operational Research), Lancaster University, (1972)
DPhil (Theoretical Physics), Oxford University, (1971)
MA (Natural Science: Physics), Oxford University, (1968)

Career Profile

Professor (Emeritus), School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University (Nov 2012 - Present)

Professor (Honorary), Department of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University (Nov 2007 - Nov 2012)

Professor (Personal Chair), Department of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University (1995 - 2007)

Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University (1986 - 1995)

Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) Advanced Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (1981 - 1986)

Senior Research Fellow, School of Geography, University of Leeds (1976 - 1981)

Research Officer, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (1972 - 1976)

Memberships / External Activities

Editorial Responsibilities

I have served as a member of the following Editorial Boards:

  • Editor, Short Notes Section Transportation Research B, (1985 - 1990)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Transportation Research B, (1981 - 1991)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Civil Engineering Systems, (1985 - 1993)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, International Planning Systems, (1995 - 2005)

International Work

I have a particular interest in transport planning and analysis in Less Developed Countries and has conducted collaborative research/teaching in Chile, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia and Zimbabwe.







I have conducted research in the following areas:

  • Discrete Choice Models
  • Transportation and land use models
  • Transport Economics
  • Public Transport Systems
  • Micro-simulation
  • Spatial Analysis and Resource Allocation for Services and Facilities
  • Transport and the Environment
  • Health Inequalities
  • Physics