Dr Therese Bajada

Dr Therese Bajada

Dr Therese Bajada



Institute for Climate Change
and Sustainable Development
45, Arapacis
Triq l-Esperanto
  +356 2340 3404
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).
  • Public Transport Reforms
  • Transport policy
  • Transport planning
  • Travel Behaviour
  • Travel Planning
  • Transport Equity
  • GIS applications

BAJADA, T., 2017. The Impact of Bus Reform on Behaviour and Policy: The Case of Malta, University College London.

BAJADA, T. and TITHERIDGE, H., 2017. The attitudes of tourists towards a bus service: implications for policy from a Maltese case study. Transportation Research Procedia, 25C, pp. 4114-4133.

BAJADA, T. & TITHERIDGE, H., 2016. The attitudes of tourists towards a bus service: Implications for policy from a Maltese case study. Presentation edn. Shanghai: WCTR 2016 SIG G3 Planning and Policy.

BAJADA, T., MIFSUD, D. and 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, (4), pp. 72-81.

BAJADA, T. and TITHERIDGE, H., 2016. To contract or to operate publicly ? Observations from the bus service reform transition process in Malta. Research in Transportation Economics, 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: ATTARD, M., & SHIFTAN, Y., ed, Sustainable Urban Transport. 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., 2015. To contract or to operate publicly? Observations from the bus service reform transition process in Malta. Santiago, Chile. Thredbo 14 Conference. International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport., 30th August to 3rd September 2015.

BAJADA, T., 2014. Planning Bus Service Reforms that Meet People's Needs. Conference Presentation edn. Loughborough University, UK: RGS-IBG Post Graduate Forum Mid-Term Conference.

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

BAJADA, T., 2013. The Case of Malta's Bus Reform: Its Impact on People's Attitudes to Bus Travel and Implications for Policy. Poster edn. Birmingham, UK: RGS-IBG Post Graduate Forum Mid-Term Conference, Geographical Transitions.

BAJADA, T., 2013. The Malta Bus Reform: Implications for policy from a 'natural experiment' of perceived bus service quality and attitudes towards modal shift. Conference Presentation edn. Azores Islands: NECTAR Conference, Dynamics of Global and Local Networks.

BAJADA, T. and ATTARD, M., 2011. Using Geographic Information Systems as a Tool to Improve Road Safety, R. BORG P., A. TORPIANO, A. BEZZINA, P. GRECH, D. BUHAGIAR and V. CASSAR, eds. In: Sustainable Development, Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, 5th May 2011 2011, Kamra tal-Periti and European Council of Civil Engineers, pp. 55-62.

  • BIO3090 - Environmental Applications, Informatics and Management
  • CCS5104 - Transport Management
  • CIS2208 - Mobile Computing
  • CIS5212 - Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO1005 - The Geography of Populations: Concepts and Theories
  • GEO1009 - Culture and Society
  • GEO2014 - Academic Writing and Research Methods in Geography
  • GEO2035 - Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO3027 - Transport Geography
  • GEO3085 - The Human Geography of the Maltese Islands
  • GEO3089 - Geography Synoptic Study-Unit 2
  • GSC1400 - IT Skills for Geoscientists (GIS)
  • NUR0236 - Environmental Health related to Nursing
- 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)

Project Aegle Innovation Prize 2018 to Promote Sustainable Mobility (3rd place).