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My Interests encompass all what is connected with Sustainable Production and Consumption, which is Goal 12 of the UN Development Goals. I have interest in researching all angles of Sustainability implementation but I am particularly interested in sustainable business models, such as:
Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
MaaS is “a user-centric, intelligent mobility management and distribution system, in which an integrator brings together offerings of multiple mobility service providers, and provides end-users access to them through a digital interface, allowing them to seamlessly plan and pay for mobility” (Kamargianni et al. 2018,5)
Product Service Systems (PSS)
A PSS is “…a competitive system of products, services, supporting networks and infrastructure” designed to satisfy demand using fewer resources than traditional business models (Mont 2002,239)
Access Based Consumption (ABC)
ABC encompasses “transactions that can be market mediated but where no transfer of ownership takes place” (Bardhi and Eckhardt 2012, 1). Access is a process by which suppliers “sell access, the ‘experience’” (Rifkin 2000, 44) of temporarily accessing products or services
My research perspectives include:
Consumer Culture Theory
I am interested in supervising research students in any projects focusing on sustainable innovation, production and consumption. In particular, I am interested in projects on human subjects’ relation with sustainable approaches to sustainable personal transport, such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Demand Responsive Transport (DRT). Further, I am interested in projects focused in the engagement of human subjects with sustainable business models, such as Product Service Systems, and approaches to the circular economy, industrial ecology and symbiosis.
My methodological interests are around qualitative approaches in the context of case studies and socio-technical experiments, especially if underpinned by theoretical approaches such as Practice Theory and Consumer Culture Theory. Of course, for projects having a quantitative flavour it is possible to draw on the resources of the University, which numbers strong quantitative researchers.
Commercial and public engagement
I have been involved in collaborative research and consultancy projects involving Sustainable Production & Consumption with organizations in the public sector such as the Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs (DEFRA) and with commercial companies in the following sectors:
- Infant care products
I have a record of accomplishment in managing research projects from inception to reporting. I co-ordinate collaborators from different disciplines, ranging from Social to Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
I am experienced with a range of qualitative research methods and have run a number of research projects including through action research. I can apply these skills in commercial as well as academic and policy orientated contexts.
I am bilingual Italian – English and I have conducted qualitative research in both languages.
Sustainable Innovation, PhD, An Investigation into the Social and Cultural Dynamics that Shape Product Service Systems Consumption, The Open University
1 Nov 2012 → 1 Nov 2018
Award Date: 3 Apr 2019
External Member of Ethics Committee, Brunel University London
16 Dec 2019 → …
Visiting Research Fellow, The Open University
3 May 2019 → …
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SMaaS: Investigating the safety concerns about shared mobility affecting women in the context of Mobility as a Service
4/04/22 → 1/06/23
1/01/12 → 30/06/13
1/01/12 → 30/06/13
Catulli, D. M., Thomas, R., Fenner, R. & Copsey, S., 9 Sept 2023, European Transport Conference: Conference Proceedings. Association for European Transport, p. 1 19 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contributionOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
The case of Mobility as a Service: how the challenges of shared mobility shape its adoption by womenCatulli, D. M., Thomas, R., Fenner, R. & Copsey, S., 1 Sept 2023, Proceedings of the 2023 Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference. Royal Geographical Society
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contributionOpen AccessFile21 Downloads (Pure)
Catulli, D. M., 31 Jul 2022, 1 p. Illuminem.
Research output: Other contribution
Transport apps are being hailed as a sustainable alternative to driving: but they’re not female-friendlyCatulli, D. M., 28 Apr 2022, The Conversation.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Featured article
Catulli, D. M., Cook, M., Potter, S. & Valdez, M., 28 May 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) PLATE - The 4th Product Life Times and the Environment Conference Proceedings 2021. Limerick, Ireland, p. 1-5 5 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution