Cristina Pronello is Full Professor at Sorbonne Universités – UTC, Département Génie des Systèmes Urbaines (GSU) – Laboratoire AVENUES from the 1st of November 2016.
Since the 30th of September 2016 she is President of the Transport Authority of the Piemonte Region.
Till October 2016 she has been Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning where she still coordinates the TRIS (Transport Research for Innovation and Sustainability) research group. She gives the courses of Transport Technique and Economics, Transport Planning, Mobility and ICT for Transport (from 2001 to 2010 and from September 2012 till October 2016).
From September 2010 to September 2012 she was Full Professor at Université Lumiere Lyon2, LET-ISH (Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports - Insitut des Sciences de l'Homme). She was director of the Master Transport, Espace, Réseaux (TER) of School of Economic Sciences and Management and ENTPE (École Nationale Travaux Publics de l'État), and responsible, for the scientific sector «Economics», of the International Programme «MINERVE Italie Économie» of the «Faculté de Sciences Economiques et Gestion» of the Université Lumière Lyon2.
She was chair of the PhD course in “Automation and Informatization of Transport” (from 2003 to 2007), and, since 2005, she is member of the teacher board of the PhD course in “Environment and Territory” where she coordinates the Transport section. She is now member of the teacher board of the PhD course “Urban and Regional Development”.
She has an extensive international experience in the transport research field. She has been national expert in the Transport Programme Committee at the European Commission; she is member of Scientific Advisory Board of JPI Urban Europe; Chair of the COST “Transport and Urban Development” Domain Committee (2006-2014); member of the ECTRI Board (European Conference of Transport Research Institutes) from 2005 to 2013; member of the US TRB Committees on International Activities, Technology Transfer and Women's Issues in Transportation. She is member of the EU Evaluator/Review Expert database within the Horizon 2020, 7th FP, ERANET, ESF, Agence Nationale de la Recherche de France (ANR), MIUR (Ministry for University and Research), and of AERES now HCERES (Haut Conseil à l’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur), and Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC).
Main research fields are transport systems’ environmental impacts, travel behaviour and travel surveys.
She has taken part in numerous research activities, contracts and provided advice, and coordinated several research projects on transport planning and policy, public transport, travel behaviour, ITS, and environmental impacts from transport.
She is member of editorial boards of some international journals.