Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Postgraduate







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Alessandra joined Imperial College London in October 2017 as a PhD student in the Centre for Transport Studies. Her research focuses on work in non-traditional and transport settings, with a central focus on the effect on productivity of such practices.

Alessandra holds a Bachelor in Economics and Management from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano and a Master’s degree in Economics from Maastricht University. She also worked for a year in Brussels on transport policy.



Abeille A, Pawlak J, Sivakumar A, 2022, Exploring the meaning and drivers of personal (Un-)Productivity of knowledge workers in mobile settings, Travel Behaviour and Society, Vol:27, ISSN:2214-367X, Pages:26-37


Abeille A, Pawlak J, Polak J, The genome of an occupation: A task-based approach to modelling travel behaviour and work in mobile settings, 15th International Conference on Travel Behavior Research (IATBR)

Pawlak J, Abeille A, Polak J, et al., 300 Mbps+ connectivity on train: pre- and post- assessment of travel time use, productivity and ridership implications from a trial implementation in Scotland’, 15th International Conference on Travel Behavior Research (IATBR)

Abeille A, Pawlak J, Polak J, A framework for modelling the role of tasks associated with occupations in determining the propensity to and productivity of work in mobile settings, 50th Universities’ Transport Study Group Conference

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