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Maria_AttardDr Maria Attard
B.A.(Hons), M.A., Ph.D. (Lond), FRGS, A.L.C.M.
Senior Lecturer in Geography
Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development

Room: OH 132 Old Humanities Building
University of Malta
Msida MSD2080

Tel: +356 2340 2147
Mob: +356 99444559


Dr Maria Attard is the Director and Vice-Chair of the Institute for Sustainable Development, a senior lecturer in Geography with specialisations in the application of Geographic Information Systems and Transport Geography. She has been the academic coordinator of the University's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory since 1997 and has taught the discipline across a number of faculties as well as raised awareness of GIS as a decision support tool amongst Government and private sector. She is also the coordinator of the annual Summer School IN GIS organised in collaboration with leading foreign institutions.

After completing her doctoral research at UCL she was also involved in a number of national projects related to land transport. She represented the transport sector on the National Commission for Sustainable Development as well as in other local and international committees dealing with sustainable mobility research and policy. She had published in the areas of transport as well as GIS education.

In 2008 she was awarded an International Educator Award in GIS by ESRI. She was Vice-President of EUROGEO in 2009 and 2010 and she now holds positions in the COST Transport and Urban Development (TUD) Domain Committee and she is the national contact point for the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Last Updated: 12 August 2011

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