Dr Therese Bajada

Dr Therese Bajada

Dr Therese Bajada

 B.A.(Hons)(Melit.),M.A.(Melit.),Ph.D.(UCL),F.R.G.S.

Lecturer

Institute for Climate Change
and Sustainable Development
45, Arapacis
Triq l-Esperanto
Msida
  +356 2340 3404
Dr Bajada obtained her PhD from the Centre for Transport Studies, within the Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at University College London. Therese used the case study of Malta to explore her research topic, which was on the impact of bus reform on behaviour and policy. Therese also holds a B.A.(Hons) in Geography and M.A in the Geography of Cities, both obtained from the University of Malta (2002 and 2006, respectively).

Prior to joining the UM as a full-timer in 2010, Therese was a Visiting Assistant Lecturer with the Geography Department. She is now a member of the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, where she provides lecturing services in Human Geography, Sustainability, and GIS to several faculties and institutes.

Before joining academia Dr Bajada worked for six years with Transport Malta within the Integrated Transport Strategy Unit, where she applied her GIS skills on national projects such as the Valletta Transport Strategy (2004) and the Public Transport Reform (2008). Therese also participated in EU related projects, such as CIT-U-M (URBACT 1) and PAGUS (INTERREG IIIC - South Zone).
  • Public Transport Reforms
  • Transport policy
  • Transport planning
  • Travel Behaviour
  • Travel Planning
  • Transport Equity
  • GIS applications

Bajada, T. & Titheridge, H. 2017, "The attitudes of tourists towards a bus service: implications for policy from a Maltese case study.", Transportation Research Procedia, vol. 25C, pp. 4114-4133.

Bajada, T., Mifsud, D. & Di Ciommo, F. 2016, "Accessibility as an indicator of transport equity. The case of public transport infrastructure in Malta, and its impact on the elderly", Xjenza Online - Journal of The Malta Chamber of Scientists, , no. 4, pp. 72-81.

Bajada, T. & Titheridge, H. 2016, "To contract or to operate publicly ? Observations from the bus service reform transition process in Malta.", Research in Transportation Economics, vol. 59, pp. 281-291.

Bajada, T. 2015, "The Malta Bus Service Reform: Implications for policy from a ‘natural experiment’ of attitudes towards bus service quality, and modal shift." in Sustainable Urban Transport, ed. Attard, M., & Shiftan, Y., Emerald Insight, , pp. 93-119.

Bajada, T. & Titheridge, H. 2015, Evaluating Public Transport Policy: A Stakeholder Approach in a Maltese Context, Conference Presentation, WCTRS, SIG3, Urban Transport Planning and Policy edn.

Bajada, T., Titheridge, H. & Muñoz, J.C. 2014, A Comparative Analysis of Two Public Transport Reforms: The Cases of Transantiago and Arriva Malta., Conference Presentation edn, EUROGEO Conference, The Power of Geography and the Role of Spatial Information, Valletta, Malta.

Bajada, T. & Attard, M. 2011, "Using Geographic Information Systems as a Tool to Improve Road Safety", Sustainable Development, Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, eds. R. Borg P., A. Torpiano, A. Bezzina, P. Grech, D. Buhagiar & V. Cassar, Kamra tal-Periti and European Council of Civil Engineers, , 5th May 2011, pp. 55.

  • BIO3090 - Environmental Applications, Informatics and Management
  • CCS5104 - Transport Management
  • CIS2208 - Mobile Computing
  • GEO1005 - The Geography of Populations: Concepts and Theories
  • GEO1007 - Culture and Society
  • GEO2035 - Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO2072 - Skills in Geography 3
  • GEO3027 - Transport Geography
  • GEO3085 - Geography of the Maltese Islands 1
  • GEO5012 - Cultural and Geographic Landscapes in Tourism
  • GSC1400 - IT Skills for Geoscientists (GIS)
  • ISD5001 - Principles of Geographic Information Systems
  • ISD5101 - Research Methods
  • ISD5102 - Principles of Sustainability
  • OMS5003 - Essentials of Operational Oceanography
- Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society with the Institute of British Geographers
- Associate Member of the Institute for Sustainable Energy
- Member of the Transport Economists Group (UK)

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