About Gail Jennings
I am an independent researcher (public health, urban sustainability and sustainable mobility), based in Cape Town South Africa but working globally, who emphasises equity, social justice and user needs in my method and approach.
My research background includes behaviour-change communication, public health and sustainable mobility, and I have published and presented nationally and internationally about appropriate transport systems, transport behaviour, social justice, and citizen activism.
My formal education includes a certificate in Sustainable Transport Planning from the University of Washington (Seattle) and another in Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries (UNITAR / GIZ). I am now registered for doctoral research with the Centre for Transport Studies, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, where I am again pursuing my interest in behaviour change and investigating the shifting ideas and ideologies that affect utility cycling behaviour in South Africa.
I also have a Masters in Critical Linguistics (transport behaviour change communication) from the University of Stellenbosch, and coursework completed toward a Masters in Public Health (University of Cape Town), which includes research methodology; programme evaluation; health promotion; medical anthropology and public health; evidence-based health policy; environmental law; health and human rights; and sociology of public health.
I am a registered chartered communication professional with the Public Relations Institute of South Africa, and parallel to my consulting as a researcher, I work as a technical editor and academic advisor, communication professional and publisher to clients within my fields of expertise and interest.