Odette Lewis received a Bachelor of Architecture and Civil Engineering, from the University of Malta, in 2001 and in 2004 she received a Master of Science in Road Engineering, from the same University. In 2007 she was awarded a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) PhD research scholarship for a ten month stay at the University of Siegen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. She successfully completed her PhD studies from the University of Malta in 2013.
Odette has been lecturing, on a part-time basis, at the University of Malta since 2009. She currently lectures in road transport infrastructure at the Faculty for the Built Environment. Her research interests focus on road transport infrastructure administration, planning and design, with a particular emphasis on the sharing of road transport information.
She is a warranted perit since 2003 and has worked in the civil engineering field both in the public and private sectors. She worked at the Roads Directorate of the Authority for Transport in Malta between 2001 and 2003. She was also employed as a Procurement Engineer with MECAP Ltd., where she worked on various international civil engineering projects between 2003 and 2005. Subsequently she occupied the roles of an Architect and Civil Engineer, Assistant Manager and Project Leader within the Roads and Infrastructure Directorate of the Authority for Transport in Malta, between the years 2005 and 2012. She was responsible for the planning, design and project management of various EU funded road and maritime infrastructure transport projects, in the Maltese islands. She currently provides consultancy services on road transport infrastructure policy, planning and design.
Planning and Design of Road Transport Infrastructure
Greener and Smarter Mobility Options (incl. autonomous driving, electromobility and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS))
Public Value Capture for Financing Public Infrastructure
Maximising public space to create people-friendly urban streets, cater for multi-modality and incorporate green and blue infrastructure
The retrofit of transport infrastructure to cater for electromobility and alternative fuel infrastructure