Prof. Maria Attard
Maria Attard is the Head of Geography and the Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Malta. She specialises in urban transport, policy and project implementation. She has also coordinated the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory at the University of Malta for over 14 years and has subsequently published in the field of GIS education and more recently published work on Voluntary Geographic Information (VGI) and Transport. Between 2002-2009 she served as a consultant to Government on transport strategy and policy. She was involved in major transport projects and implemented road pricing, park and ride and pedestrianisation projects in the islands’ capital city Valletta. She studied at the University of Malta and completed her PhD in 2006 at UCL (London) and has published over 25 journal articles and book chapters in the areas of urban transport policy, GIS and human geography. She has contributed over 55 presentations in conferences and proceedings and has recently co-edited a book on Sustainable Urban Transport (published by Emerald) and journal special issues on urban transport policy. Maria is currently the co-chair of Cluster 2 Transport and Environment within the Network of European Communications and Transport Activities Research (NECTAR) and co-chair of SIG G3 and member of the Steering Committee of the World Conference for Transport Research Society (WCTRS).
Prof. Adrian Muscat
Adrian Muscat occupies the post of Associate Professor at the University of Malta, within the Faculty of Information and Communications Technology. His general education is in computing and electronics with a specialization in data-driven modeling and simulation. His research interests are in the development and application of machine learning models, discrete event simulation and optimization, mainly in the areas of transport and combined vision and language. He is interested in demonstrating the use of ICT in both the study and implementation of transport policy. Prof Muscat is of the belief that ICT will transform the current archaic status quo in personal transport into the twenty first century necessity that calls for efficient real-time and customer-oriented services. In particular he has been studying Demand Responsive Personal Transport Systems for the last few years.
Michael Mallia joined PAF in 2016. He is a the board member of the Debono Group, which he joined as an outside member in 2008. He has brought a very broad and varied experience in the Public (particularly as a diplomat) and Private sectors of the economy to the foundation.
Currently he is Chairman of the constitutionally set up Employment Commission, a panel member of the Industrial tribunal and also Chairman of the Ghana Mission Foundation which has collected funds and actually constructed a hospital in Kumasi, Ghana.
In the past he was for seven years the President of the Malta Employers Association and also chaired the first national consumer affairs council, the board of a private and a public hospital, as also Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) and served as director in a number of companies ranging from journalism to information technology, as also the national airline, Air Malta.
Konrad Pulé is an accountant by profession with experience in the hospitality and transport sectors. He has been involved in land transport for the past 13 years and has worked on various transport projects in Malta. He was appointed as chief officer for land transport within the Authority for Transport in Malta in 2010 where he was responsible for the regulation of driver training, testing and licensing, vehicle registration, goods transport, and passenger transport. In 2015 he moved back to the private sector and took on the role of General Manager of the local bus company, Malta Public Transport with his main responsibility being to oversee the transformation of the public transport service.
Ranier Fsadni teaches social anthropology at the University of Malta, with special reference to the contemporary Arab world. He has served as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Mediterranean and Maritime Affairs (2004-2012); Director Operations at the European Commission-League of Arab States Liaison Office (2009-2014); Member of the European Commission’s Maritime Policy Expert Group (2006-2012); rapporteur for the working group on energy and the environment for the European Ideas Network (2007-2012); and Chairman of the Academy for the Development of a Democratic Environment (AZAD, 2001-2009). He writes a weekly political and cultural column for The Times of Malta.
Charlene Pace is currently working on a Masters in Translation & Terminology as a student at the University of Malta. She works part time as a research officer for PAF.
“I’ve enrolled on this journey with PAF, as I believe that something must be done regarding the traffic situation in Malta. If things keep on going this way, future generations will suffer more than we already do. Sustainable mobility is the key!”