Dr Amy Guo
Lecturer in Intelligent Transport Systems

  • Email: weihong.guo@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8202
  • Address: School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
    Room 2.18
    Cassie Building
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU


Amy's area of research covers ITS for Ageing Mobility, Driver Behaviour, Intelligent Vehicles and Low Carbon Transport. She is particularly interested in monitoring and assessing driver behaviour, testing and evaluating the effectiveness of technologies in improving road safety of all road users and understanding the barriers delaying the shift to electromobility. She uses both traditional and innovative research methods including direct (lab and field) observation, immersive video simulation and role play, and other survey means such as focus groups, interviews and questionnaires to ensure that the research is theoretically informed and empirically rigorous.


PhD in Evaluation of Future Traveller Information Systems
MSc in Transport Engineering and Operations, Distinction
BEng in Railway Transportation Management, Distinction


Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
Member, Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK)
Member, Universities' Transport Study Group (UTSG)


Research Interests

Driver Behaviour

  • Monitoring and assessing driving performance and visual search behaviour 
  • Human Factors of in-vehicle systems
  • Accidents and driver visual search behaviour

Ageing Mobility

  • Traveller information systems
  • ICT and HMI
  • Driving safety


  • Barrier to EV uptake
  • Rapid Charge Network
  • Low carbon transport in metropolitan sites

Current Work


ITS Observatory


Postgraduate Supervision

PhD: Christopher Emmerson, Older Drivers' Route Guidance Requirements (Graduated in 2015).

PhD: Claudia Pinna, Evaluation of the Driving Ability in Elderly People (Graduated in 2015). 

MPhil: Weijia Chen, Understand Travellers' Satisfaction with and Attitudes towards the TfL Twitter Services.

MPhil: Shuo Li, Automated driving systems for older drivers.   

Esteem Indicators

Reviewer of the journal of European Transport Research Review, Sensors, IET Journal of Engineering, and Civil Engineering and Architecture.

Reviewer for the ITS World Congress and ITS European Congress since 2012. 

Invited research grants evaluator for the Research Council of Norway (January) and for Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (August), 2015

Invited transport expert to the UK parliament's Transport Select Committee to provide professional views on ageing mobility, March 2014, London UK.

Invited specialist lecturer of Intelligent Transport and Older Drivers at Explore, a lifelong learning
programme based in Newcastle, November 2015.

Winner of the RCUK's Telling Tales of Engagement Competition (£10k) 2013. 

Invited speaker for the IBEC (International Benefits Evaluation and Costs) Special Interest Session
at the 20th ITS World Congress, 14-18 October 2013, Tokyo, Japan.

Best Scientific Paper Award at the 19th ITS World Congress, 22-26 October 2012, Vienna, Austria.

Invited speaker at the Rural Digital Economy Seminar on "Older Driver Study" on 6th June 2012 at University of Aberdeen. 

Invited speaker at the 6th Advanced Forum on Transportation in China, 15 October 2010, Beijing, China.

Invited speaker at Technology Strategy Board's Informed Personal Travel Workshop, The future will be different, London, 8 July 2008,

Awarded the Second Prize in the Department for Transport’s ITS Vision Competition, Testing Future Traveller Information Systems, 2006.

Winner of the Mott MacDonald University Challenge on 5th Moving On Conference in Glasgow, UK. 7 – 9 March 2006.

Awarded the Best Poster in the theme of the Human and Information Environment, Postgraduate Research Conference 2004, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 25th June 2004.

Winner of the Michael Trowyer-Foyan Prize, a prize for the best overall student on a Transportation MSc programme: academic year 2002/2003 

Postgraduate Teaching 

CEG8422 Intelligent Transport Systems.

CEG8414 Electromobility and Low Carbon Vehicles

CEG8415 ITS Technologies, Systems and Implementation