Dr Bajada was awarded her PhD in 2018 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).
Current projects (unfunded): - Mobility, and health and wellbeing within an island context. The case of COVID-19. (collaborative work with Dr Satariano) - Food security (collaborative work with Dr Camilleri-Fenech, Dr Satariano and Ms Garnung) - Mobility and public transport in Malta (collaborative work with Prof. Attard)
Cost Actions: - CA17132 The European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis (APPLY) - observer - CA18214 The Geography of New Working Spaces and the Impact on the Periphery - active member
reSEArch-EU: - Active participant in the SEA-EU Alliance
- 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) - Member of the International Professional Association of Transport and Health - Member of the Transport and Health Science Group (UK) - Member of NECTAR (Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research)