Urban Transport Next 02: All on board?

Urban Transport Next 02: All on board?

This was the second in our Urban Transport Next online event series. In this episode, we discussed how to bring about a more diverse transport industry - one that better reflects the people and places it serves. The conversation touched upon how to attract women, children and Millennials to transport careers; how transport employers can promote diversity and retain talent; and the impact of Black Lives Matter on the sector. 

It featured Staynton Brown of Transport for London and Joanna Ward, of Women in Transport and Elliott Wood, who were interviewed by Dr Clare Linton of the Urban Transport Group. 

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About the panel


Joanna Ward

Joanna Ward is Associate Transport Planner at structural and civil engineering practice Elliott Wood Partnership. She is a highly experienced and motivated transport professional with a special interest in sustainable and active transport solutions. 

Joanna is an active member of Women in Transport, a Board Director of the Transport Planning Society, as well as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling and Walking group. 

She has written and presented extensively on the need for more diversity and inclusion in transport planning and governance. 


Staynton Brown

Staynton Brown is the Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Talent at Transport for London.   

He has held a number of senior roles in his career, including at the Learning and Skills Council, where he led on social inclusion, equality and project management, as an associate director at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust hospital, and an assistant director in the Lambeth Public Health team.   

In 2013 he was nominated and made a Health Services Journal BME pioneer in the inaugural list of the top 50 people in the NHS. Staynton is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and on the Board of Directors of a charity that runs a college and number of schools across London. 


Clare Linton 

Clare Linton is Policy and Research Advisor at the Urban Transport Group. Her research spans a range of policy areas including transport and housing, public health, social inclusion, freight, people and skills, sustainability and smart transport futures. 

Clare completed a PhD in Low Carbon Technologies at the University of Leeds in 2016. Her PhD research explored the potential to reduce emissions from urban transport through more effective use of capacity. Clare has also worked in the Climate Change, Energy and Transport team at the Institute for Public Policy Research, working on delivering effective public transport solutions. She holds a BA in Geography and an MSc in Climate Change and Policy, both from the University of Sussex.