Jenny Counsell-Biggs –  Senior Transport Planner

Jenny is a qualified teacher with experience of teaching in both primary and secondary schools in England and Denmark. Since returning from Copenhagen 7-years ago, Jenny has worked for both local government and health organisations focussing on developing and implementing policy on sustainable travel and air quality through environmental programmes. Common across her experience is a drive for behaviour change and education of both children and adults. Mechanisms for delivering these have including; training and supporting School Travel Advisors, delivering workshops for schools and pupils, developing campaigns for schools and workplaces, and delivering training on the STARS scheme.

Jenny has recently been commissioned to Modeshift to deliver support to local authorities across the country that have signed up to the new Modeshift STARSfor scheme. As part of this role she is delivering training for users of the STARSfor system and providing feedback to Modeshift on improvements to the system and future developments that are required for local authorities.

Jenny was the London Borough of Bexley’s School Travel Advisor (2008-2012) before moving to become Transport Manager for Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2012-2014). The majority of the last two years working for PWLC Projects have seen Jenny managing and delivering air quality programmes in schools across 6 London Boroughs. Redbridge, Islington, Hackney, Haringey, Sutton and Croydon have all received school air quality education projects that have inspired the whole school community via pupil’s participation in citizen science activities to assess air quality in the local area. In addition to this Jenny has twice supported the London Borough of Haringey and the Royal Borough of Greenwich deliver STARS to their schools supporting the boroughs to increase the number of schools being accredited and quality assuring the travel plans before submission to Transport for London.