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Finella McKenzie. BSc (Hons) University of St Andrews
Brighton, East Sussex
Tel: +44(0)1273-390512/ Mobile: +44(0)7980-838-265
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Finella McKenzie Finella McKenzie has been a consultant since 1999 providing input into innovative and challenging projects. Her areas of expertise include national, international and European transport policy and applications across all modes, intermodal and freight transport, transport security, GALILEO, intelligent transport systems, energy efficiency and alternative fuels and research policy. She has wide knowledge of the European transport industry and public/private stakeholders. Previously she held a range of positions in the public service. Finella specialises in policy and institutional issues and the research needed to provide their evidence base. She has strong negotiation and representation skills and extensive experience at international, national and local level working with government departments, their agencies, industry, academia, regulatory bodies and intergovernmental organisations including the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations.

Services Provided

  • Analysis of legal, institutional, organisational and socio-economic issues associated with transport technology and policy measures, investments and deployments related to the mobility of people and freight across all modes and transport security
  • Transport policies and programmes - their formulation, management, evaluation and benchmarking
  • Briefings, negotiations and benchmarking with intergovernmental transport organisations and agencies
  • Editing and authoring transport publications
  • EU transport project proposal, preparation and drafting: Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7); Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T); Marco Polo freight programme
  • independent expert evaluation of transport research, services and infrastructure projects and proposals
  • Briefings, training materials and advice on research policy, the structure of national and international research programmes, opportunities for transport policy and applied research, and the formulation of successful proposals
  • Advice on the dissemination of transport policy research results and internet based research dissemination tools

Selected Achievements

  • Analysis of institutional issues associated with re-use of traffic images from the Highways Agency's traffic management cameras on the trunk road and motorway network in England to support network operations and provide traffic information services to the public, using traditional media and emerging platforms
  • UK National Contact Point on transport policy and applications research opportunities and results across the EU’s Framework Programmes (FP) for Research and Technological Development and related European programmes and initiatives (FP5 to FP7)
  • Strategic advice for the development of the Transport Research Knowledge Centre, an internet based resource of transport policy and applied research funded under EU, European, international and national research programmes
  • Expert Evaluator for the European Commission of infrastructure proposals submitted under the Transport Trans European Network’s Multiannual and Annual Programmes and research proposals submitted under its Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development
  • Development of course materials for the Civil Service College's course on "Research and Central Government"
  • Strategic planning of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Road Transport and Intermodal Linkages Research Programme - as Vice-Chairman and member of its Bureau.
  • Development of the evaluation specification for the OECD's Road Transport and Intermodal Linkages Research Programme and of an evaluation framework for COST Transport projects
  • Advisor to the OECD's Maritime Transport Committee on the Shipping Annex to the GATT Uruguay Round on Trade in Services and Secretariat support on members' negotiating position on the UNCTAD Review of the UN Liner Code Conference
  • Transport Associates Network http://www.transport-associates.net/
    Memberships:
    Institution of Civil Engineers https://www.ice.org.uk/
    World Road Association - Multimodal Freight & Logistics Committee B4.1 http://www.piarc.org/en/
    Intelligent Transport Systems-UK http://www.its-uk.org.uk/

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Recent Projects

  • World Road Association's (PIARC) Combined Web Resource on Road Network operations and Intelligent Transport Systems - view
  • Evaluator of Project Proposals, EU Framework Programmes (FP), Trans-European Network-Transport Programmes (TEN-T), Marco Polo Programme - view
  • UK Rail Industry - European Engagement Plan - view
  • PI3LOTS Consortium Framework Contract to Provide Technical, Legal & Organisational Support for Implementation of the ITS Action Plan - view
  • The Kavarken Intermodal Link - view
  • Coventry University's Integrated Transport & Logistics Grand Challenge - view
  • UK National Contact Point, Transport Policy & Applications, EU's 7th Framework Programme of Research & Technological Development (FP5-FP7) - view
  • The ITS (UK) Practitioner's Guide to Europe - view
  • Transport Research & Innovation Portal - view
  • Video Information Highway - view
  • SMARTRANS - Research Council of Norway's Intelligent Freight Transport Research Programme (2007-2013) - view
  • Department for Transport's (DfT) Road Vehicle and Safety Standards' (RVSS) and Roads Performance Strategy's (RPS) Unit-Level Evidence Research Strategy and the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - view
World Road Association's (PIARC) Combined Web Resource on Road Network operations and Intelligent Transport Systems
Associate Editor for the update and adaptation of the World Road Association’s (PIARC) Handbook on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) into a web-based resource for transport professionals - and its integration with PIARC’s Road Network Operations
Evaluator of Project Proposals, EU Framework Programmes (FP), Trans-European Network-Transport Programmes (TEN-T), Marco Polo Programme
Independent Expert Evaluation & Rapporteur for proposals submitted in the EU’s Framework Programmes (FP) of Research and Technological Development (FP5 to Horizon 2020), the EU's Trans European Network-Transport Annual and Multiannual Programmes,
UK Rail Industry - European Engagement Plan
To develop a European Engagement Plan for the UK rail industry covering all European funding opportunities relevant to rail, co-modality and cross-cutting transport issues.
PI3LOTS Consortium Framework Contract to Provide Technical, Legal & Organisational Support for Implementation of the ITS Action Plan
To support the European Commission in implementing the Intelligent Transport Systems Action Plan and Directive.
Most recent studyMost Recent Study: Public and Private Funding Frameworks for ITS Deployments
• Analysis: funding
The Kavarken Intermodal Link
To support the cities of Vaasa (Finland) and Umeå (Sweden) in their preparation of a proposal for grant funding from the European Commission to support a Motorways of the Sea project.
Coventry University's Integrated Transport & Logistics Grand Challenge
Business Development support to facilitate the development of Coventry University's research strategy for it's Integrated Transport & Logistics Grand Challenge.
UK National Contact Point, Transport Policy & Applications, EU's 7th Framework Programme of Research & Technological Development (FP5-FP7)
Support to the Department of Transport (DfT) and the external research community to maximise the benefits from transport policy/applications relevant research and funding across FP7 and related European programmes and initiatives.
The ITS (UK) Practitioner's Guide to Europe
A guide to Europe aimed at demystifying the part that European institutions play in the development and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
Transport Research & Innovation Portal
Advisor on strategy and dissemination in relation to the development of the Transport Research & Innovation Portal (formerly known as the Transport Research Knowledge Centre).
Video Information Highway
Analysis, development and administration of a policy and legal framework for the Highway’s Agency to licence the re-use of traffic camera images by third parties in support of it’s core business aims.
SMARTRANS - Research Council of Norway's Intelligent Freight Transport Research Programme (2007-2013)
Independent evaluation of research proposals submitted in Norway's SMARTRANS Programme (2007-2013)for Intelligent Freight Transport
Department for Transport's (DfT) Road Vehicle and Safety Standards' (RVSS) and Roads Performance Strategy's (RPS) Unit-Level Evidence Research Strategy and the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Analysis and mapping of DfT's RVSS’ and RPS’ Unit Level Evidence Research Strategy to the thematic priorities and priority themes of FP7, to identify synergies, gaps and opportunities, to enable the Unit to achieve maximum benefit from FP7.
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