Glenn is the Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility at UWE Bristol. The appointment bridges between academia and practice and Glenn is dividing his time between the university and Mott MacDonald (on secondment). At a time of significance for the transport sector, the position aims to co-develop and extend transport expertise in relation to understanding and responding to a changing and uncertain mobility landscape, which is shaped by technological possibilities and societal needs and preferences.
Formerly Professor of Transport and Society at UWE Bristol (2002-2017), Glenn is the Founder of the Centre for Transport & Society and was its first Director until August 2010 when he was appointed as Associate Dean – a position he held from 2010 to 2017. He was responsible for overseeing: (i) the sustainability of, and ongoing enhancement to, the faculty's research environment; (ii) the delivery of high quality outcomes from research in terms of new contributions to knowledge, impact beyond academia arising from the research and enrichment by research of teaching and learning; and (iii) advancing enterprising capability and behaviour amongst staff and students including external networking and partnerships.
Alongside Glenn's research he has an active involvement within the wider transport profession. From 2000-2003 he was the Director of the Transport Visions Network which brought together some 250 young professionals from universities, public authorities and consultancies. He was the 2002/2003 Chairman of the Transport Planning Society, an organisation that promotes and supports the continuing professional development of transport planners. Concluding in 2005, Glenn chaired Bristol City Council's Best Value Review of Integrated Transport. From 2007-2010 he was Chairman of the Universities Transport Study Group in the UK. From 2008-2012 he was a Trustee of London Transport Museum Limited. Glenn became a member of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation's Council in 2014 and in June 2016 he joined the CIHT Board of Trustees; his roles concluded in February 2020. In October 2016 he became a Trustee of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund. He is a member of the DfT's Joint Analysis Development Panel.