Maria Th. Kamargianni received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Macedonia in 2007. In 2009, she received a Master on Shipping, Trading and Transport with specialization in Transport. In January 2010 she started PhD studies at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, at the University of the Aegean; her PhD thesis entitled “Development of Hybrid Models of Teenager’s Travel Behavior to School and to After-School Activities”, supervisor is Dr. Amalia Polydoropoulou, Associate Professor.
Her research focuses on transport and driving behavior. She explores and models the factors that affect transport and travel behavior, especially in teenagers. Exogenous factors, culture, life style, perceptions and attitudes, daily travel behavior, driving reactions, past experiences and socio-economic characteristics as well, are examined; in order to find out the contributing factors which affect transport and driving behavior. Part of her PhD thesis is Active Transport to School.