Dr Timothy Welch

Senior Lecturer

Tim Welch specializes in transportation, infrastructure and urban modelling with a focus on the use of big data and technology. Much of Dr. Welch’s research is applied with a focus on equity and climate change. His past work has included analyses of public transportation performance and connectivity; evaluating the efficacy of policies aimed at mitigating climate change; developing models to measure housing value and other fiscal impacts of transportation infrastructure investments; and investigating the travel behavior influences of the built environment.

Research interests:


  • Transportation service connectivity and equity
  • Methods to incorporate big data into transportation analysis
  • Infrastructure investments and housing values
  • Planning for non-motorized and emerging transport modes

Research projects:

Measuring Public Transportation Connectivity and Equity
Modelling transportation policies and their environmental impacts