Professor David Gray
Title: Professor
First Name: David
Surname: Gray
Position: Associate Dean of Research
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263146

Duties and Responsibilities

Professor David Gray is Associate Dean for Research at Aberdeen Business School, and Professor of Transport Policy at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen

His three main areas of research expertise are transport in remote, rural and island communities; transport, energy and climate change; and transport policy in Scotland.

Professor Gray leads RGUs involvement in the Offshore Renewables Institute (ORI), collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee and RGU.

External / Professional Roles

Professor Gray is a Board member of the Highlands and Islands Regional Transport Partnership. He was an expert advisor during the preparation of Scotland’s National Transport Strategy and has acted as an adviser in the preparation of Scotland’s Strategic Transport Projects Review and to a number of bodies including the UK Commission for Integrated Transport and Defra.

He also advised the Scottish Government’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee during their scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget.

Professor Gray  is currently PI and project coordinator for RiCORE (Horizon 2020) which is looking at the wider adoption of a risk based approach to environmental impact and the consenting of offshore renewable arrays. He is also leading on RGU’s involvement in SPARA 2020 (Sustainable Peripheral and Remote Airports), funded by the Northern Periphery & Arctic  Programme ;  and in the  PaTRA ( Passenger Transport in Rural Areas) consortium.