Prof. Janet Dickinson is based within the Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University where her research focuses on transport, mobile technology and collaborative communities, underpinned by a sustained interest in the social experience of time. Her funded research has been instrumental in developing the concept of slow travel and, more recently, analysed mobile enabled collaborative communities. She is currently exploring how the Internet of Things may transform reciprocal practices to bring about more sustainable travel, health and well-being benefits for a variety of communities. Her teaching spans the Tourism, Leisure and Event Management undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Research is focused on transport, tourism and community taking a geographical perspective. Current research explores the locative, temporal, social networking and database properties of smart phones, to anticipate opportunities for transport connections and collaboration that are otherwise invisible. This offers opportunities to better utilise the transport resources available with the ultimate aim of reducing car travel.