GoToWebinar: This lunchtime webinar, organised by CIHT Republic of Ireland, will look at understanding women’s travel needs with a focus on public transport users, bike share users, autonomous vehicle users and those working in transport.
This webinar will look at understanding women’s travel needs with a focus on public transport users, bike share users, autonomous vehicle users and those working in transport.
Furthermore, the webinar will also include an introduction to a project on Walkability and Gender.
There will be four speakers presenting during the webinar, focusing on different aspects. These are as follows:
Ajeni Ari Thimnu - Ajeni will cover surface transport evaluation and the issues and challenges raised by women,
Ricard Barberà - Ricard will look at women’s preference and experience as Autonomous Vehicle users.
Chris Blache - Chris will focus on opportunities and challenges for women using bike sharing services.
Mary Kinahan - Mary will cover challenges and issues for women as employees in transport.
Further information about all of the speakers can be found below.
This webinar is open to all and will be of interest to transport professionals.
Ajeni Ari Thimnu, DIAMOND Project Researcher at Technological University Dublin
A researcher at Technological University Dublin focused on the area of Gender and Transport in the school of Environmental Health.
She is a graduate of Supply Chain Management of the National Institute for Transport and Logistics, TU Dublin and a member of the Association for European Transport.
Ricard Barberà, Researcher on Human Factors at Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV)
Ricard Barberà holds a PhD in Health and Well-being Technologies and works as researcher in IBV since 1998. His background is related to the assistive technologies sector, with an extended experience in accessibility and ageing.
He has collaborated and published different sectoral studies, such as the industry of assistive ICT in Europe or the consumption and buying habits of elderly people in Spain. He is an urban bike commuter.
Chris Blache, Urban anthropologist and co-founder of Genre et Ville
Chris Blache, an urban anthropologist, co-founded Genre et Ville in 2012 with urban designer and planner, Pascale Lapalud. She studied Psychology at Paris University, and graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Brooklyn New York. Back in France, she obtained an MBA degree at ESCP/EAP, Paris. She created and managed 9A+ Consulting from 1997 to 2012.
An accomplished business and socio-ethno consultant with proven success and expertise in international market research and business innovation she is actively involved in women and LGBTI rights since 2008. She is a founding member of CBLP CestBeauLePouvoir and as such has initiated a number of artistic projects, among them “L’Eternel Masculin” and the “Petite Ceinture” series.
Mary Kinahan, Organisational psychologist and lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Technological University Dublin
Dr. Mary is a SAT member for the Athena Swan Bronze Award committee in Dublin Institute of Technology and is currently involved in various gender focused projects, such as DIAMOND (H2020), and in supervising PhD candidates in gender focused areas.
Mary completed her PhD in Organisational and Social Psychology at DCU Business School in November 2013. Her paper entitled “Hierarchy Enhancing vs. Hierarchy Attenuating: Do men and women differ in their preferences for leadership roles” was a finalist for best paper at the 16th Congress of EAWOP in Munster, Germany. Mary was supervised by Dr. Janine Bosak and collaborated with Professor Alice H. Eagly of Northwestern University, USA. Mary is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD); European Association of Work and Organisational Psycholgy (EAWOP), the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) and Psychology Society of Ireland (PSI). Mary’s research interest resides in the domains of both organisational and social psychology. Research Interests include: Women and Leadership, Stereotyping and Discrimination in Organizations, Diversity Management, and Emotional Labour.