Derek Pierre Christie
ExpertiseAnalyses statistiques (SPSS) Entretiens qualitatifs Revues de littérature Suivis GPS Rédaction scientifique anglais/français
Derek Christie holds degrees in biology, statistics and public health. He has worked as a researcher and science writer in the fields of human genetics, public health (tobacco control, HIV prevention, environmental health) and sustainable transportation.
Among his appointments, he has worked for the University of Geneva (Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Global Health), the Swiss Association for transport and environment (ATE-VCS-ATA), as well as for UNAIDS and the World Health Organization.
For the past 20 years, Derek Christie has been exploring the complex interface between public health, transport, and the environment, mainly in urban settings. The mission which he has given himself is to identify the human behaviours which hold the greatest potential in terms of public health and environmental gains and to identify the appropriate policy choices which might encourage these behaviours.
Derek Christie works on the complex interfaces between transport and mobility; environment and climate change; and public health. He is particularly interested in emerging mobility concepts, from autonomous cars and new modes of public transportation to the revival of urban walking.
He successfully defended his PhD thesis on 20 April 2018, on the topic of Frequent Walkers: people who walk more than an hour per day in public space, on most days of the week.
Fields of expertise
Daily mobility patterns
Walking for transport
Health, transport & environment
Statistical analysis (SPSS)
|Researcher and science writer||Institute of social and preventive medicine||University of Geneva||2003-2008|
|Technical officer||Department of public health and environment United Nations programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)||World Health Organization, Geneva||2008-2011|