Employment and Education
2010-Present: The Spyria Partnership-Partner
2010-Present: NHS Orkney-Non-Executive Director
2010-2012: Scottish Natural Heritage-Local Advisor
2006-2010: Orkney Islands Council-Head of Transportation
2000-2006: Steer Davies Gleave-Principle Consultant
2000-2001: Leeds University-M.Sc. (Eng) Transport Planning
1997-2000: University of Bradford-B.Eng. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and Management
Regional Air Service Development Options, Client: HITRANS
Review of Outer Hebrides PSO Air Services, Client: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Optimisation and Re-Tendering of Orkney Internal Air Services, With Orkney Islands Council
Monitoring and Evaluation
HITRANS Regional Transport Strategy: Monitoring and Evaluation 2011/12, Client: HITRANS
HITRANS National Passenger Survey Boost – Analysis, Client: HITRANS
HITRANS Regional Transport Strategy Monitoring Strategy, Client: HITRANS
STAG Pre-Appraisal/Stage 1 and Other Options Appraisals
Longer Term Options for Kerrera Ferry Service, Client: Transport Scotland
Feasibility Study for an island-based out of hours ferry service / water taxi, Client: HIE
Orkney Ferries Tariff Review, Client: Orkney Islands Council
Ballyvaughan Bay Hop Feasibility Study, Client: Ballyvaughan Community Group
Orkney Local Transport Strategy, With Orkney Islands Council
Inter-Isle Connectivity STAG, With Orkney Islands Council
Preparation of Hitrans Regional Transport Strategy, Client: HITRANS
Stewartfield Way STAG Study, Client: South Lanarkshire Council
Social and Economic Studies
Social, Economic and Financial Appraisal of Replacing Ferry Services with Fixed Links, Client: Shetland Islands Council
A9 North, Economic Activity and Location Impacts Analysis, Client: HIE and HITRANS
Hunterston Economic Opportunities Study, Client: Scottish Enterprise
Affordability of Travel to Access Employment, Education and Training in the Highlands and Islands, Client: HIE
Other Selected Experience
Sustainable Communities Feasibility Study, Client: Orkney Islands Council
Kirkwall Sustainable Travel Town, With Orkney Islands Council
Post 16 Transport Pathfinder Review, Client: Cornwall County Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Hartlepool Borough Council and Derby City Council.
Travel Plan Development, Various clients.
Selected Publications and Papers
N. L. Coleman, A. McGregor and K. Townsend: Marine-based Community Transport: Communities can play a key role in improving accessibility – lessons for other communities, including on dry land, proceedings of the Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Glasgow, April 2011.
N. L. Coleman: Joined Up Policy and Practice in Health and Transport, Proceeding of the Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Glasgow, 19th April 2006.
N. L. Coleman: High Travel Costs as a Barrier to Personal Development, Proceedings of the First Annual Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Glasgow, 26th April 2005.
N. L. Coleman: Affordability of Transport to Access Education, Training and Employment, Highlands and Islands of Scotland as a Case Study, Proceedings of Association of European Transport 2004, Strasbourg, 4-6 October 2004.
N. L. Coleman: Access to Post Compulsory Education, Proceedings of the Second UK Transport Practitioners Meeting, Turning Ideas into Reality, Birmingham, 7-8 July 2004.N. L. Coleman and S. E. Thornthwaite: Tackling Social Exclusion Due to Poor Access in Rural and Urban Areas, Proceedings of Association of European Transport 2003, Strasbourg, 8-10 October 2003.
N. L. Coleman and C. S. Wright: Robust Processing of Powder Metallurgy High Speed Steels, Proceedings of PM2000, Kyoto, 13-16 November 2000, JMPA.