Prof. Maria Attard

Prof. Maria Attard

Prof. Maria Attard


Associate Professor

Room 132
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2147

Head of Department

Prof. Maria Attard is the Director and Vice-Chair of the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, a member of Geography with specialisations in the application of Geographic Information Systems and Transport Geography. She has been the academic coordinator of the University's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory since 1997 and has taught the discipline across a number of faculties as well as raised awareness of GIS as a decision support tool amongst Government and private sector. She is also the coordinator of the annual Summer School in GIS organised in collaboration with leading foreign institutions. After completing her doctoral research at UCL she was also involved in a number of national projects related to land transport. She represented the transport sector on the National Commission for Sustainable Development as well as in other local and international committees dealing with sustainable mobility research and policy. She had published in the areas of transport as well as GIS education.

Attard, M. 2017, "The environment in the provision of transport" in The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, ed. Cowie, J., Ison, S., Routledge, .

Attard, M. & Ison, S.G. 2015, "The effects of road user charges in the context of weak parking policies: the case of Malta", Case Studies in Transport Policy, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 37-43.

Attard, M., Von Brockdorff, P. & Bezzina, F. 2015, The External Costs of Passenger and Commercial Vehicle Use in Malta, University of Malta - European Commission Representation in Malta, Malta.

Mifsud, D. & Attard, M. 2013, "The role of public transport in addressing sustainable mobility for the elderly population in Malta", Xjenza Online - Journal of The Malta Chamber of Scientists, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 47-54.

Attard, M. 2012, "Reforming the Urban Public Transport Bus System in Malta: Approach and Acceptance", Transportation and Research A: Policy and Practice, vol. 46, pp. 981-992.

Attard, M. 2011, "A preliminary assessment of the Park and Ride Scheme in Floriana, Malta.", Sustainable Development. Civil Engineering and the Built Environment., eds. Ruben Paul Borg, Alex Torpiano, Alex Bezzina, Philip Grech, Dion Buhagiar & Vincent Cassar, Kamra tal-Periti; European Council of Civil Engineers, Malta, 5 May 2011, pp. 63.

Attard, M. & Enoch, M.P. 2011, "The role of policy transfer in the introduction of road pricing in Valletta, Malta", Transport Policy, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 544-553.

Attard, M. & Schembri, J.A. 2011, "Malta: GIS and Geography Teaching in the Context of Educational Reform" in International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools, eds. A.J. Milson, A. Demirci & J.J. Kerski, Springer, .

Attard, M. & Enoch, M.P. 2007, Valletta dumps V-licence for state-of-the-art road pricing scheme.

Schembri, J. & Attard, M. 2007, "Manoel Island: An island with a fort.... and a future" in Mediterranean Seascapes, ed. S. Mercieca, Malta University Press, .

Attard, M. 2005, "Land Transport Policy in a Small Island State - the Case of Malta", Transport Policy, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 23.

Attard, M. & Hall, D. 2004, "Transition for EU Accession: The Case of Malta's Restructuring Tourism and Transport Sectors" in Tourism and Transition, ed. D. Hall, CABI International, .

  • ANT3038 - Ecology and Culture in the Mediterranean
  • ATS5502 - The Geography of the Mediterranean
  • ATS5511 - Sexuality, Gender and the Body in the Mediterranean
  • GEO1028 - Population, Culture and Society 1
  • GEO1029 - Population, Culture and Society 2
  • GEO2035 - Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO5000 - Directed Studies in Geography
  • ISD5102 - Principles of Sustainability