Dr Zakiyya Adam

Research Associate in Mobility Governance


Zakiyya joined the TSU as a Research Associate in March 2022. Her research has spanned a broad range of areas but her main interest lies in understanding how travel affects individual’s subjective well-being. She previously worked at the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity as a Research Associate. Her PhD in Urban Science, from the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities at the University of Warwick, was conferred in 2021. Prior to embarking on her postgraduate journey, she worked in civil engineering consultancy. 

Current Research

Zakiyya’s research sits at the intersection of different domains, looking to understand the interplay between disciplines and the intricate complexities of the relationships between them. She utilises both qualitative and quantitative methods and has a keen interest in undertaking research that has real-world impact.

The confluence of transport and health formed the focus of her PhD research, specifically exploring the subjective well-being effects of commuting. She has given lectures on transport related subjective well-being on modules organised by the TSU. 

Her current research seeks to understand the relationship between future mobility innovation and motor insurance, both how new technologies impact on insurers as well as the role that motor insurers play in seeing these innovations come to light. 


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Dr Zakiyya Adam