Prof. Ela Babalık
Dr. Babalik-Sutcliffe is a member of the research and teaching staff in the Department of City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. She did her Bachelors Degree in City and Regional Planning in Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, her Masters degree in Urban Policy Planning in the same university, and her PhD degree in Urban Transport Planning in the Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, UK.
Her research topics include sustainable transport policy, climate change and the transport sector, urban rail systems, traffic reduction and management. She has carried out a number of research projects, including an EU project for promoting, and sharing good practice on, green transport; and a UNDP-led project on preparing Turkey's Climate Change Action Plan, where her role was to carry out the project as the transport sector expert.