Charlene Rohr is a senior research leader at RAND Europe. Her research interests are in understanding factors that influence mobility and travel, using quantitative (discrete choice modelling) and qualitative (literature review, future scenarios) methods.
Rohr has been involved in developing travel demand forecasting models in the UK, Scandinavia and Australia. She has also contributed to the design and analysis of stated preference surveys to explore consumer behaviour in transport, health and communication sectors. She has led a number of rapid evidence literature reviews, including for the UK Department for Transport to identify factors influencing the levelling off of car travel in Britain. Her work also explores the influence of technology on travel demand. In 2015-16 she led a study for Innovate UK to develop future scenarios for Britain for 2035 exploring the impact of emerging technologies, including autonomous vehicles, on travel. In 2017-2018 she led a study for the European Parliament to quantify the social and economic impacts of changes to the Product Liability Directive on roll out of fully autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles. She has also undertaken policy studies to examine travel behaviour of concessionary pass holders and to quantify costs and benefits of concessionary schemes and to quantify the impact of migration on transport infrastructure.
Rohr received her B.Sc. in civil engineering and her M.Sc. in transportation engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada.