At Vectos Prof. Pickup is responsible for developing the international project portfolio and feeding international best practice into Vectos. He is one of the first social scientists in transport planning. Following doctoral research, his career spans more than 40 years, comprising time in government research in the 1970s, in academia at Oxford University in the 1980s and 25 years in consultancy and research since 1991. Laurie provides transport policy advice and evaluation to governments and local and regional authorities, as well as transport operators and the private sector, in both the UK and across Europe. Laurie is currently the Honorary Professor of European Transport Policy at the University of Aberdeen and the Chair of the European CIVITAS Forum. He has little spare time but likes to spend it relaxing with his grandson and family and enjoying the Italian culture and climate.