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Dr. Giulio Mattioli

Dr. Giulio Mattioli Photo of Dr. Giulio Mattioli

(+49)231 755-4144

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Consultation hours
On appointment



Campus Address
Campus Süd

Room 403

career profile

Research interests

  • the social drivers of long-distance travel
  • car dependence and carbon lock-in in the transport sector
  • transport poverty, affordability and energy vulnerability
  • quantitative analysis of household social survey data
  • the political economy of transport systems

Employment  History

  • 2018-present, Research Fellow, Department of Transport Planning, TU Dortmund (Germany)
  • 2014-2018, Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies (2014-2018) & Sustainability Research Institute (2017-2018), University of Leeds (UK)
  • 2013-2014, Research Fellow, Centre for Transport Research, University of Aberdeen (UK)
  • 2013, External Research Assistant, Chair of Integrated Transport Planning (IVP), TU Berlin (Germany)
  • 2008-2011, Student Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy)


  • 2013, PhD, Urban and Local European Studies (URBEUR), University of Milan-Bicocca, [Visiting PhD Student at Department of Sociology, Lancaster University & Chair of Integrated Transport Planning (IVP), Berlin Institute of Technology, 2011-2012]
  • 2009, MSc (Hons) Sociology, University of Milan-Bicocca, 2009
  • 2006, BSc (Hons) Sociology, University of Milan-Bicocca, 2006

Completed Research Projects

  • 2018, Co-Investigator on CREDS ('UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand')
  • 2017-2018, Research Assistant for LiLi ('Living Well Within Limits') 
  • 2017-2018, Research Assistant for RACER ('Radical Acceleration of Car Emission Reductions') 
  • 2014-2016, Researcher Co-Investigator and main researcher on (t)ERES ('Energy-related economic stress in the UK, at the interface between transport, housing and fuel poverty')
  • 2013-2014, Research assistant for DEMAND (Dynamics of Energy Mobility and Demand)

Other academic activities

Publications (pre-2019)

Journal articles

  • Heinen, E., & Mattioli, G. 2019. Multimodality and CO2 emissions: A relationship moderated by distance. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 75, pp. 179-196. DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2019.08.022

  • Heinen, E, & Mattioli, G. 2019. Does a high level of multimodality mean less car use? An exploration of multimodality trends in England. Transportation. 46(4), pp 1093–1126. DOI: 10.1007/s11116-017-9810-2

  • Holz-Rau, C., & Mattioli, G. 2019: Worüber streitet die Politik überhaupt?. Internationales Verkehrswesen, 3/2019, pp. 15-17

  • Scheiner, J., & Mattioli, G. 2019. AK Verkehr Page 2019–Germany out of control?. Journal of Transport Geography, 79, 102471. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.102471

  • Mattioli, G., Philips, I., Anable, J., & Chatterton, T. 2019. Vulnerability to motor fuel price increases: Socio-spatial patterns in England. Journal of Transport Geography, 78, 98-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.05.009

  • Mattioli G, Wadud Z, Lucas K. 2018. Vulnerability to fuel price increases in the UK: A household level analysis. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 113, pp. 227-242. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2018.04.002

  • Mattioli G, Nicolas JP, Gertz C. 2018. Editorial: Household transport costs, economic stress and energy vulnerability. Transport Policy. 65, pp. 1-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2017.11.002

  • Mattioli G, Lucas K, Marsden G. 2018. Reprint of Transport poverty and fuel poverty in the UK: From analogy to comparison. Transport Policy. 65, pp. 114-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.02.019

  • Mattioli G, Lucas K, Marsden G. 2017. Transport poverty and fuel poverty in the UK: From analogy to comparison. Transport Policy. 59, pp. 93-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2017.07.007

  • Mattioli G. 2017. 'Forced Car Ownership' in the UK and Germany: Socio-Spatial Patterns and Potential Economic Stress Impacts. Social Inclusion. 5(4), pp. 147-160. DOI: 10.17645/si.v5i4.1081

  • Morton C, Budd TM, Harrison G, Mattioli G. 2017. Exploring the expectations of transport professionals concerning the future automobility system: Visions, challenges, and transitions. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. 11(7), pp. 493-506. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2016.1275891

  • Mattioli G, Anable J. 2017. Gross polluters for food shopping travel: An activity-based typology. Travel Behaviour and Society. 6, pp. 19-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.tbs.2016.04.002

  • Mattioli G. 2016. Transport needs in a climate-constrained world. A novel framework to reconcile social and environmental sustainability in transport. Energy Research and Social Science. 18, pp. 118-128. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.03.025

  • Mattioli G, Anable J, Vrotsou K. 2016. Car dependent practices: Findings from a sequence pattern mining study of UK time use data. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 89, pp. 56-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2016.04.010

  • Lucas K, Mattioli G, Verlinghieri E, Guzman A. 2016. Transport poverty and its adverse social consequences. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport. 169(6), pp. 353-365. DOI: 10.1680/jtran.15.00073

  • Mattioli G. 2014. Where Sustainable Transport and Social Exclusion Meet: Households Without Cars and Car Dependence in Great Britain. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 16(3), pp. 379-400. DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2013.858592

  • Mattioli G. 2013. Car Dependence, Sustainability and the Transport Policy Stalemate: The Potential Trade-offs between Intra- and Inter-generational Equity. The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice. 8(1), pp. 45-57. Link

  • Mattioli G. 2011. Scelta modale, atteggiamenti e condivisione dello spazio nella mobilità quotidiana. Sociologia Urbana e Rurale. 94, pp. 103-118. Link

Conference papers

  • Mattioli, G., & Scheiner, J. 2019. The impact of migration background and social network dispersion on air and car travel in the UK. 51th Annual Universities' Transport Study Group. Link

  • Mattioli, G., Anable, J., & Goodwin, P. 2019. A week in the life of a car: a nuanced view of possible EV charging regimes. ECEEE 2019 Summer Study Proceedings, pp.1105-1116. Link

  • Morton C, Mattioli G, Anable J. 2018. A Framework for Assessing Spatial Vulnerability to the Introduction of Low Emission Zones: A case study of Edinburgh, Scotland. 50th Annual Universities' Transport Study Group. Link

  • Mattioli G, Philips I, Anable J, Chatterton T. 2017. Developing an index of vulnerability to motor fuel price increases in England. 49th Annual Universities' Transport Study Group. Link

  • Mattioli G, Lucas K, Marsden G. 2016. The affordability of household transport costs: quantifying the incidence of car-related economic stress in Great Britain. 48th Annual Universities' Transport Study Group. Link

  • Mattioli G. 2015. Energy-related economic stress at the interface between transport, housing and fuel poverty: a multinational study. 2nd International Days of Sociology of Energy - Université François-Rabelais, pp. 254-257. Link

  • Mattioli G, Boffi M, Colleoni M. 2012. Milan’s pollution charge: sustainable transport and the politics of evidence. Berlin Conference 2012 on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change – “Evidence for Sustainable Development”. Link

Book chapters

  • Mattioli G, Colleoni M. 2016. Transport Disadvantage, Car Dependence and Urban Form. In: Colleoni, M., & Pucci, P. (Eds.). Understanding Mobilities for Designing Contemporary Cities., pp. 171-190. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22578-4_10

  • Mattioli G. 2014. Moving through the city with strangers? Public transport as a significant type of urban public space. In: Shortell, T., & Brown, E. (Eds.). Walking in the European city: Quotidian mobility and urban ethnography. Routledge, pp. 57-74. Download

  • Mattioli G. 2013. Sharing space with strangers in moving public places: social mixing and secessionism in mobility. In: Pachenkov, O. (Ed.). (2013). Urban Public Space: Facing the Challenges of Mobility and Aestheticization. Peter Lang., pp. 31-59

  • Mattioli G. 2013. Different worlds of non-motoring: households without cars in Germany. In: Scheiner J; Blotevogel H-H; Frank S; Holz-Rau C; Schuster N (Eds.) Mobilitäten und Immobilitäten: Menschen, Ideen, Dinge, Kulturen, Kapital. Dortmunder Beiträge zur Raumplanung. Blaue Reihe. Dortmund: Klartext, pp. 207-216


  • Marsden G, Atkinson P, Burkinshaw J, Edwards H, Jones I, Lucas K, Mattioli G, Palmer K, Reardon L, Wadud Z, Whiteing T, Cepeda M, Morley J. 2016. Part 1: New trends in transport demand and related impact on transport systems and patterns. In: Research for Tran Committee - The World is Changing. Transport, Too.. Brussels: European Parliament, pp. 11-52. Link

  • Zajczyk F, Boffi M, Colleoni M, Airoldi A, Bardo S, Mattioli G, Melzi C. 2011. Piano Intercomunale della Mobilita' Sostenibile.

Working papers

  • Bayliss, K., Mattioli, G. 2018. Privatisation, Inequality and Poverty in the UK: Briefing prepared for UN Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Working Paper Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), Nr. 116. Leeds: The University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment, Sustainability Research Institute (SRI). ISSN: 1753-1330. Link

  • Mattioli G, Shove E, Torriti J. 2014. The timing and societal synchronisation of energy demand. DEMAND Centre Working Paper 1. Download