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Miss Caroline Hood

Biography Caroline Hood is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Applied Social Studies. She is currently finalising her PhD at Robert Gordon University under the supervision of Dr Sarah Buckler, focusing on the organisational, practical and social impediments to the successful implementation of cycling-specific policies by Scottish local authorities. More broadly, she is interested in wider themes in mobilities research and transportation, humans and the environment, and the stigma experienced by vulnerable groups throughout society.

Caroline sits on both the Road Safety North East Scotland Lead Officers’ Group and the Transport and Public Health Subgroup for the region’s Health and Transport Action Plan. She is also a member of Transport Scotland's Road Safety Framework Local Partnership Forum for the North, and the Older Road Users' Group.

She is currently Project Lead at RGU on the Horizon 2020 URBANOME project (,

Caroline has also undertaken evaluation work on behalf of Police Scotland in connection with the Rider Refinement North 2022 initiative, and is a recipient of funding from Transport Scotland's Road Safety Evaluation Fund for the project "Safety in Numbers".

She currently holds the role of Diversity and Inclusion Advisor with Scottish Adventure (
Research Interests Cycling policy and societal attitudes to cycling
Road safety with particular reference to vulnerable road users
Sustainable urban mobility
The stigmatisation and marginalisation of vulnerable groups in society
Teaching and Learning Caroline is Module Coordinator for the following Stage Three modules:
SS3036 Environment & Society
SS3082 Community, Citizenship & Employability

She is responsible for the supervision of Stage Four dissertation students on the Applied Social Sciences degree and has the role of Year Four Tutor.

She also participates in the teaching of the ENM616 Socially Responsible Management module to students in the School of Engineering.

Caroline is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).