Dr Jason Monios is Associate Professor in Transport Planning and Geography and Head of the Freight Transport and Logistics group at the Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, UK. His primary research areas are intermodal transport planning and the geography of port systems, with a specific interest in how these two subjects intersect in the port hinterland.
Jason has over 50 peer-reviewed academic publications in addition to numerous research and consultancy reports, covering Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has co-authored technical reports with UNCTAD and UN-ECLAC and in 2015 he was the expert adviser to the Scottish parliament on their freight transport consultation. He regularly presents and chairs sessions at international conferences, reviews for several journals and in the last year co-edited special issues of the Journal of Transport Geography and Research in Transportation Business and Management. Jason's book Institutional Challenges to Intermodal Transport and Logistics was published in 2014 and Intermodal Freight Terminals: A Life Cycle Governance Framework was published in 2016.
Recent European-funded research projects led by Dr Monios include Dryport (2009-2012 with a budget of 460,000 euros: this project studied the role of intermodal terminals in freight transport) and GreCOR (2012-2014 with a budget of 270,000 euros: this project studied the role of logistics hubs in promoting sustainable freight transport). Consultancy work has included analysis of dry port provision in Saudi Arabia, researching the potential for short distance container operations, the use of intermodal transport by UK retailers and an analysis of empty container repositioning for Scottish shippers.
Jason has a Master’s degree in Transport Planning & Engineering and a PhD in Transport Geography. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), committee member of the Scottish Transport Studies Group (STSG), secretary of the University Transport Studies Group (UTSG) and member of the International Association of Maritime Economists. Jason also holds a first-class Honours degree and a PhD in English Literature.
With regard to teaching, Jason is the programme leader for the MSc Maritime Transport & Logistics and module leader for Maritime Geography & Trade and Contemporary Issues in Maritime Logistics. He is also Visiting Researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden throughout 2016-2017.