Academic profile


Zihao An is a Research Associate on the DARe project. His research interests centre on mobility studies, the societal implications of transport policies, issues of transport-related social exclusion, and planning for the quality of life. Zihao's recent research focus aims to examine the co-benefits/disbenefits – such as those concerning social welfare and public health – that result from decarbonisation efforts through interventions in land use and transport, as well as urban innovations. Before joining the Department of Land Economy, he held a position as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, where he was awarded his PhD degree.




1.         Xie, B., Pang, Z., An, Z., & Wang, L. (2024). Spatial and moderating effects of greenspace on the association between air pollution and lung cancer incidence. Applied Geography, 164,

2.         An, Z., Xie, B, & Liu, Q. (2023). No street is an island: Street network morphologies and traffic safety. Transport Policy, 141, 167-181,

3.         An, Z., Mullen, C., Zhao, C., & Heinen, E. (2023). Stereotypes and the public acceptability of shared micromobility. Travel Behaviour and Society, 141, 167-181,

4.         An, Z., Heinen, E., & Watling, D. (2023). The level and determinants of multimodal travel behaviour: Does trip purpose make a difference?. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 17, 103-117, https://doi/full/10.1080/15568318.2021.1985195

5.         An, Z., Heinen, E., & Watling, D. (2022). Multimodal travel behaviour, attitudes, and cognitive dissonance. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 91, 260-273,

6.         Liu, Q., An, Z., Liu, Y., Ying, W., & Zhao, P. (2021). Smartphone-based services, perceived accessibility, and transport inequity during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-lagged panel study. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 97, 102941,

7.         An, Z., Heinen, E., & Watling, D. (2021). When you are born matters: An age-period-cohort analysis of multimodality. Travel Behaviour and Society, 22, 129-145,

8.         Liu, Q., Liu, Y., Zhang, C., An, Z., & Zhao, P. (2021). Elderly mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative exploration in Kunming, China. Journal of Transport Geography, 96, 103176,

9.         Xie, B., Lu, Y., Wu, L., & An, Z. (2021). Dose-response effect of a large-scale greenway intervention on physical activities: The first natural experimental study in China. Health & Place, 67, 102502,

10.       Xie, B., Jiao, J., An, Z., Zheng, Y., & Li, Z. (2019). Deciphering the strokebuilt environment nexus in transitional cities: Conceptual framework, empirical evidence, and implications for proactive planning intervention. Cities, 94, 116-128,

11.       Xie, B., An, Z., Zheng, Y., & Li, Z. (2019). Incorporating transportation safety into land use planning: Pre-assessment of land use conversion effects on severe crashes in urban China. Applied Geography, 103, 1-11,

12.       Xie, B., An, Z., Zheng, Y., & Li, Z. (2018). Healthy ageing with parks: Association between park accessibility and the health status of older adults in urban China. Sustainable Cities and Society, 43, 476-486,







Transport Policy, Mobility Studies, Behavioural Sciences


Research Centres


Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction