Professor Docherty said: “I am delighted to be joining the University of Stirling at such an exciting time in its continued development.
“I look forward to working with new colleagues from across the University to maximise the potential that research at Stirling has to make an even greater impact in tackling the challenges facing the economy, environment and society.”
Professor Docherty has advised and worked with a range of private sector, governmental and other organisations, including governments and public agencies in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, The Netherlands and Sweden, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
In 2015, he was appointed by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Innovate UK as one of five thought leaders working to integrate scientific innovation and social science research across the UK, and he is currently one of the co-investigators managing the £1.2m ESRC Productivity Insights Network - which aims to bring together leading social science academics to help address the UK economy’s resilient productivity gap.
His other current appointments include international expert advisor to the Swedish National Transport Laboratory for its work on connected and autonomous vehicles, Non-Executive Director of the ScotRail Operating Board, Deputy Chair of the Glasgow Connectivity Commission and a member of the Scottish Ministers’ Governance Board overseeing the revised National Transport Strategy.