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I have over 35 years of personal, academic, and professional knowledge and experience of railway systems, with an interest in the operation and multi-disciplinary management of railway infrastructure and its interfaces with its environment. I am a Member of the Institute of asset Management (MIAM) and the Institute of Engineering & Technology (MIET).
My research includes the gathering and analysis of legal, engineering, town and country planning, archive, and project data for use within railway project and asset management and the sharing of that data across railway based organizations and with their external stakeholders.
Where my research includes:
- analysis of the legal, historical, land use planning, and engineering interfaces between railway-based systems and their environment;
- the short and long-term effects of these interfaces on the railway and their environment (100+ years);
- the effective management of project and asset data for the whole-life presence of railway infrastructure within its environment; and
- the development of processes to gather and share data more effectively.
University of Aberdeen
University of York
University of York
Qualitative data gathering and analysis of legal, historical, engineering, and urban planning data relating to the presence and operation of London Underground infrastructure. Advising London Underground and external stakeholders of the interfaces between railway infrastructure and its enviornment.
School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment - Teaching railway asset management to students on the MSc in Civil Engineering;
School of Engineering - Teaching railway system modules on the L5 & L6 BEng Rail & Rail Systems Engineering Apprenticeship
Collaborate with stakeholders from across the civil engineering industry to discuss, advise, and assist develop courses for the School; undertake mentoring and student employability sessions.
Continue research and enterprise from PhD studies to develop methodology for the identification and clarification of the interfaces between railway infrastructure and its enviornment.
Senior Lecturer for the MSc in Transport and Intelligent Mobility.
Transport Planning: Appraisal to Evaluation
Honorary Research Fellow, continuing my research from the PhD, into the interfaces and systems between railways and their enviornment.
A qualitative analysis of the interfaces between urban underground metro infrastructure and its environment in London
Darroch, N., Beecroft, M. and Nelson, J.D. (2021). A qualitative analysis of the interfaces between urban underground metro infrastructure and its environment in London. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 114, p. 103930. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2021.103930
A brief introduction to London’s underground railways and land use
Darroch, N. (2014). A brief introduction to London’s underground railways and land use. Journal of Transport and Land Use. 7 (1). https://doi.org/10.5198/jtlu.v7i1.411