About Kris


Kris was previously an academic and then directed her own company Social Research Associates which she sold to the Temple Group a few years ago and is now an independent consultant, www.kris@krisbeuret.com.

Kris is a sociologist specialising in engagement, behavioural change and social value. A key area of expertise is social aspects of transport and travel including the equality impacts of transport policy in which capacity she has advised the House of Commons Transport Committee, Government and DfT including serving on the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee. Recent research led by Kris includes a major study of transport-related social exclusion for TfN and an ongoing evaluation of concessionary fares for women in Refuges. Amongst her pro bono work is acting as a Commissioner for the Independent Transport Commission and as Chair of the Mobility and Inclusion Forum for ITSUK.

Services Provided:

  • Social research especially combining quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Mechanisms to achieve behavioural change and social value.
  • Innovative methods of engagement including toolkits and co-production.
  • Stakeholder liaison and involvement.
  • Inclusive policy development.
  • Training and education for professionals and educational courses.
  • Mitigation and mediation for policy development and planning.
  • Media productions.

Recent Examples of Research and Publications:

  • Transport-related social exclusion (for Transport for the North), which can be found here.
  • The impact of concessionary fares for women in Refuges (ongoing).
  • How to decarbonisation motoring – the impact of different policies on lower-income motorists
    (ongoing), see here.
  • Research and interviews for media radio and TV programmes (e.g. coaches and crime on rail) –
    ongoing ‘the social history of walking.
  • Co-editor with Matthew Niblett “Why Travel?” Understanding our need to move and how it shapes our
    lives (Bristol University Press), which can be found here.

Board Service:

  • Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee
  • Commissioner Independent Transport Commission
  • Chair ITSUK Mobility and Inclusion Forum
  • National Highways Research and Innovation Board
  • Chair East Midlands Chartered Institute of Transport
  • Community Engagement for Heathrow Board
  • Advisor to Campaign for Better Transport

Contact Details:

Website: www.krisbeuret.com

Email: kris@krisbeuret.com

Phone: +44 7771 661156

Kristine Beuret.