Awards for Excellence


ISSN: 0263-2772

Article publication date: 1 July 2004



(2004), "Awards for Excellence", Facilities, Vol. 22 No. 9/10.



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Awards for Excellence

Paul Cozens, Richard Neale, David HillerUniversity of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, UKandJeremy Whitaker Wales and Border Trains

are the recipients of the journal's Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence for their paper

"Investigating personal safety at railway stations using 'virtual reality' technology"

which appeared in Facilities, Vol. 21 No. 7/8, 2003

Paul Cozens is currently working as a Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Consultant and Researcher in Perth, Western Australia (formerly of the University of Glamorgan). His research interests include crime and community safety in the city, perceptions of crime and reducing opportunities for crime through the design and management of urban space. He has published on the subject of CPTED, crime and public transport, sustainable urban development, evaluating CCTV as a crime prevention device, lighting and crime in the city and the design of theft-proof consumer products.

Richard Neale joined the University of Glamorgan in 1996 after 22 years at Loughborough University. Previously, after graduating in Civil Engineering, he worked for seven years with consulting civil engineers and construction contractors, followed by an MSc in construction management. He is now Head of the School of Technology at the University of Glamorgan, a broadly-based School embracing built environment, design, engineering, human geography and mathematics. It has approximately 100 academic staff and 1,800 students. His research interests include an involvement of over 20 years in the practical application of construction management theory. He has produced more than 100 publications and has undertaken assignments for UN agencies in ten developing countries. At a university-wide level, he established the Wales Transport Research Centre and The Suzy Lamplugh Trust Research Institute for Personal Safety.

David Hillier is head of Geography at the School of Technology in the University of Glamorgan. His major research interests focus on the criminogenic potential of various component parts of the built environment. He has published on issues as diverse as crime and the design of residential property, street lighting and crime in the UK city, urban regeneration and crime, the impact of CCTV in UK town centres and urban renewal.

Jeremy Whitaker graduated from Birmingham University with a First in Engineering & Economics. He is the Commercial Director, Wessex Trains, a Chartered Marketer with a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and External Professor at the University of Glamorgan. He is also a founding member of the Wales Transport Research Centre and Former Director of NRES. Furthermore, Jeremy is active in the Association of Train-Operating Companies where he has overseen the introduction of National Ticket on Departure (ToD) and is currently chairing the Project Board for the implementation of the industry's new Fares System.

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