International Women's Day 2022 - Prof Maria Kamargianni
8 March 2022
For International Women's Day we asked some women from BSEER about how they got where they are today, what they’re most proud of and what advice they’d offer to other women working in a similar role, read about their experiences below.
Around the world people are marking International Women's Day. We are joining them by celebrating the contributions and achievements of women in our department.
Prof Maria Kamargianni
Professor of Transport Systems Innovation and Sustainability
Head of MaaSLab
UCL Energy Institute
How did you get into your current role?
By working hard, being innovative and thinking one or more steps forward.
What are you currently working on?
My research focuses on behavioural econometric models and demand models. I apply these methods on the transport sector and more specifically on new mobility services and technologies and their integration with the traditional transport system.
What work achievements are you most proud of?
I am proud of several things about my work. Getting funding for doing research, publishing papers, supervising doctoral students, teaching, supporting my department, are all things that make me happy. However, the thing that makes me the most proud, is combining motherhood with a demanding schedule in academia; that I do not always achieve, but at least I try.
What advice would you give to other women working at a university in a similar role?
Sometimes it may get hard, but stay focused and keep going after your dreams.