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Brian Caulfield

Funded Investigator


Dr Brian Caulfield is a Funded Investigator at CONNECT in Trinity College Dublin.

Dr Brian Caulfield is an Associate Professor and Head of Discipline in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin. He has been active in transport research for over 10 years and to date has attracted €3.4m in research funding from both National and EU funding sources. His research focuses upon the optimisation of transportation networks with the goal of reducing emissions and meeting our climate change targets.

In 2017, he addressed the Irish Citizens Assembly on Climate Change, providing evidence on what low carbon transport options Ireland could adopt to meet emission reduction targets and in 2020 provided evidence to the Climate Change Advisory Authority on transport and climate change. In 2021, he addressed the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Action twice on this this topic. He is currently a member of the steering group for the update and renewal of the Greater Dublin Area transport strategy for the National Transport Authority.

Dr Caulfield has published 80 peer-reviewed journal papers on the topic of transportation and is an Editor of Transport Policy (Impact factor: 4.674 ) and a Senior Editor of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Impact factor: 14.982).


Funded Investigator Trinity College Dublin TCD