Prof Jacques Leonardi

Prof Jacques Leonardi


Academic researcher, developing and evaluating sustainable solutions in logistics.

Since April 2022, my current position is Professor of Sustainable Logistics.

My previous position was Senior Research Fellow in Freight, Logistics and Sustainable Distribution at the University of Westminster, from May 2007 to March 2022. My research areas include freight transport, logistics, and supply chain.

From 2006 to 2007, my position was Researcher at The French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research (now University Gustav Eiffel) in Paris, France, working on freight transport policies and supply chain surveys.

From 1998 to 2005, I was advisor to the Federal Government as Referent of Prof Dr Hartmut Gra├čl at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology and German Advisory Council on Global Change in Hamburg, Germany.


In addition to the main topics mentioned under Teaching, the main themes of my reports, publications and advisory talks are covering urban freight, van use, new technologies, trial design, data management, urban freight policies, and impact evaluation.

My main current project is GeoSence. Recently, projects included CIVITAS DESTINATIONS, CITYLAB (EU H2020), Agile Logistics (Greater London Authority), SMARTFUSION, BESTFACT, SUGAR, Green Logistics, Supply Chain Energy, Fideus and Transforum. (The links above are correct as of Oct 2021).

Most of my research projects publications and reports can be downloaded for free on the project webpages above, on my LinkedIn page, and on my ResearchGate profile.

External Activities and Consultancies

Advisory Board member for the SENATOR research project 2020-2024.

Since 2019, I am supporting the German GIZ and the Ministry of Transport of China on the National Programme on Green Urban Logistics.

In 2018, I was supporting the GIZ activities in the Greater Mekong Region, in Indonesia and in China.

2016-2019, I was Advisory Board member for the EC Interreg project SULPITER.


  • Global Itineraries
  • Transport and Mobilities
  • Transport Studies Research Group

Sustainable Development Goals
In brief

Research areas

Developing and evaluating sustainable solutions in logistics and freight transport