Dr Eva Heinen

Former Investigator Scientist

Eva has now left CEDAR. For information about her work here, please contact David Ogilvie.


  • PhD Transportation – Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2011
  • MSc Urban and Regional Planning – University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2005
  • BSc  Architecture – Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2004

Background and experience
Eva is transport scientist with an interest in active travel. She joined CEDAR in 2013. Prior to that she was an assistant professor of infrastructure planning and mobility at the Department of Spatial Planning & Environment at the University of Groningen. She received her PhD on the topic ‘Bicycle commuting’ in 2011 from Delft University of Technology and continued working there as a researcher, until her move to Groningen. Before her academic career, she worked at the former Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, the former Netherlands Institute of Spatial Research (RPB), and the Transport Department of the Dutch Embassy in Berlin.

Eva is involved in national and international scientific networks and organizer/co-organizer of paper reviews and programming for two major conferences (WCTR & TRB). She is a member of the editorial board of Rooilijn, a Dutch journal for science and policy in spatial planning.

Current work and interests
Eva worked on the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study, focusing on understanding the impacts of new transport infrastructure on active travel, physical activity and public health.