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).