University of Malta
 

Academic Staff
UOM Main Page
 
 
 
News and Events Button
Creativity Innovation, European Year 2009

The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking

 

Professor Edward de Bono

Visiting Professor

Dr Leonie Baldacchino

Director, Lecturer

Dr Petra Caruana Dingli
Lecturer
Professor Sandra M. Dingli
Associate Professor
Ms Tania Farrugia
Visiting Assistant Lecturer
Dr Margaret Mangion
Lecturer
Ms Melanie Mizzi
Visiting Assistant Lecturer
Dr Lisa Pace
Lecturer
Ms Shirley Pulis Xerxen
Assistant Lecturer
Ms Natalie Swaine Nwoko
Visiting Assistant Lecturer

 


1 

Professor Edward de Bono
Ph.D. (Cambridge),
M.D. (Malta), M.A., D.Phil, D.Des., L.L.D.

Professor Edward de Bono is considered by many to be the leading authority in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He is the originator of the formal creative thinking tools of lateral thinking, the Six Thinking Hats, the Cognitive Research Trust (CoRT) and Direct Attention Thinking Tools (DATT). These methods are widely used in both educational and organisational settings.  Edward de Bono has written over 75 books with translations into 40 languages and has been invited to lecture in 58 countries. His instruction in thinking has been sought by many of the world's leading corporations including IBM, Microsoft, BT, Nokia and Siemens. He has been included by a group of academics in South Africa as one of the 250 people who had most influenced humanity in the whole course of history. He has been selected by a leading Austrian business journal as one of the 20 visionaries alive today. He was nominated by Accenture, a leading consultancy company, as one of the 50 most influential business thinkers today.  Professor de Bono holds an M.D. (Malta), M.A. (Oxford), D.Phil. (Oxford), Ph.D. (Cambridge), D.Des. (RMIT) and L.L.D. (Dundee). He has held faculty appointments at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London and Harvard, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Malta. 

Back to Top



 phpdI34KJAM

Dr Leonie Baldacchino
Director, Lecturer
B.Psy.(Hons), M.A. Creativity & Innovation, Ph.D. (Warw.)

Associate Fellow, Warwick Business School 


Dr Leonie Baldacchino holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from Warwick Business School (UK), an M.A. in Creativity and Innovation (Distinction) and a B.Psy.(Hons.) from the University of Malta.  She is the Director of The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking at the University of Malta, where she has been lecturing on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation since 2008.  She is also a Board Member of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation and of the Cottonera Resource Centre, both forming part of the University of Malta, and an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School (UK).  Since 2009, Leonie has been involved in the coordination and organisation of various entrepreneurship-related incentives at the University of Malta, including the Global Entrepreneurship Week events hosted locally by The Edward de Bono Institute, and the entrepreneurship stream on the Degree Plus programme.  She has also lectured on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation at Warwick Business School (UK), at Teesside Business School (UK), and at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, and has delivered numerous presentations and workshops to organisations including Junior Chamber International, Malta Association of Women in Business, Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs, Malta Association of Work and Organisational Psychologists and St. Nicholas College.

For further details, including research interests and publications, see: 

https://www.um.edu.mt/profile/leoniebaldacchino

 

Back to Top



 petra

Dr Petra Caruana Dingli
Lecturer
B.A.(Melit.), B.A.(Hons)(Melit.), M.A. (Melit.), D.Phil. (Oxon), M.B.A.(Maas.)



 

Dr Petra Caruana Dingli holds a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. She first read for a B.A. in English, Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Malta. She continued her studies and completed a B.A.(Hons) and an M.A. at the University of Malta. She holds an M.B.A. in business management from the Maastricht School of Management.  Dr Caruana Dingli lectures on innovation and creativity at the Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking. She also lectures on literature within the International Institute for Baroque Studies and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta.  She was Director for Environmental Protection at the Malta Environment and Planning Authority from 2011-2013. She was formerly Director of the British Council in Malta, and Director and Executive President of the environment and heritage NGO Din l-Art Helwa. She also worked at the Central Bank of Malta and has been a member of the following boards and committees: The Civil Society Committee of the Malta Council for the Economy, Society and Development (MCESD) (2014-to date); The Today Public Policy Institute (2008-to date); Ornis Committee (2011-2013); Committee of Guarantee (2008-2011); Valletta / Mdina / Cottonera Rehabilitation Committee (2008-2011); Majjistral Nature and History Park Management Board (2007-2011);  Council for Voluntary Organisations (2008-2010); National Federation of NGOs of Malta (2007-2009); St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity Management Board (2000-2008).  

For further details, including research interests and publications, see:

https://www.um.edu.mt/profile/petracaruanadingli


Back to Top 

 

smd

Professor Sandra M. Dingli
Associate Professor
Ph.D.(Dunelm), M.A., B.A.(Hons.)

Professor Sandra M. Dingli obtained her PhD from the University of Durham, U.K. She conducts workshops and delivers lectures on creativity and innovation management, foresight, the de Bono thinking techniques, philosophy of mind and philosophy of artificial intelligence to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Sandra was instrumental in setting up the Institute in collaboration with Professor Edward de Bono in October 1992. As Director of the Institute until September 2013, Sandra designed and launched the Master of Arts in Creativity and Innovation in 2004, organised five International Conferences on Creative Thinking at the University of Malta, edited and published five books with selected proceedings of the International Conferences, and coordinated a three-year collaborative project funded under ERASMUS curriculum development, which involved designing a new MSc in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation with partner universities in Finland, Germany and England. 

For further details, including research interests and publications, see:

https://www.um.edu.mt/profile/sandramdingli  

Back to Top 

 

 

phppmTjPFAM 

Ms Tania Farrugia
Visiting Assistant Lecturer
B.Ed.(Hons), M.A. (Creativity and Innovation)

 


 

Ms Tania Farrugia holds a Master of Arts in Creativity and Innovation (Distinction) and a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Malta.  She currently forms part of the Let Me Learn centre within the Faculty of Education and lectures part-time at the University of Malta on creativity and thinking methods.  Tania’s academic interests include creativity, entrepreneurship and differentiated teaching.  Her work experience includes the teaching of thinking and creativity in local state schools and the organisation and delivery of presentations, training events and conferences held both locally and abroad.

 

Back to Top

 

 meg

 Dr Margaret Mangion
 Lecturer
 B.Psy., P.G.C.E.,M.B.A.,
 D.Soc.Sci.(Leic.) 

Dr Margaret Mangion read for her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communication Studies at the University of Malta followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. She then successfully pursued an MBA at the Maastricht School of Management, and later completed a Doctorate in Social Sciences at the University of Leicester (UK).  Dr Mangion currently lectures on creativity and innovation at the Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking. Prior to joining the University of Malta, Dr Mangion held various posts in the private and public sector. Her work experience was further enhanced through employment for a global Blue Chip company in England.  

For further details, including research interests and publications, see:

https://www.um.edu.mt/profile/margaretmangion

 Back to Top

 

melanie 

Ms Melanie Mizzi
Visiting Assistant Lecturer
B.A.,Dip.Mgt., M.Sc. (Strategic Innovation and Future Creation)

 


Ms Melanie Mizzi obtained a undergraduate Degree in History of Art and Italian from the University of Malta in 1999, and a Diploma in Management Studies in 2004.  A year later, Ms Mizzi was offered a lecturing post within the Institute of Art and Design at the Malta College of Art, Science and Technology (MCAST), where she was later promoted to her current role of Deputy Director. More recently, Ms Mizzi read for the MSc in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation, which is offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the Universities of Potsdam (Germany), Teesside (UK) and Turku (Finland). Apart from her administrative duties at MCAST, Ms Mizzi delivers lectures on Foresight as a tool for creative thinking at the University of Malta. 

Back to Top


lisa_pace

Dr Lisa Pace
Lecturer
BSc. (Melit.), MSc. (Melit.), Ph.D (Manc.)

 

 


Dr Lisa Pace obtained her PhD from the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR/PREST) based within the University of Manchester’s Business School, UK. Her work has focussed on aspects related to the management of innovation, with particular interest in environmental innovation and sustainability transitions. She has experience in mapping research and innovation policies and trends in the national landscape in Malta and in the use of foresight and forward-looking tools for policy development. Lisa has participated in European research projects addressing developments in foresight and diffusion patterns of emerging technological innovations. Her publications are in the areas of participatory foresight and the impacts of emerging technologies on a micro-economy.  Lisa’s current research interests include innovation management, firm capabilities for innovation, foresight and studying low carbon transitions using forward-looking techniques.

Back to Top


 Shirley_Pulis_Xerxen_web

Ms Shirley Pulis Xerxen
Assistant Lecturer
B.Ed.(Hons).,PG.Dip.in Educ.(Admin.& Mangt.), M.A. (Creativity and Innovation) 

Ms Shirley Pulis Xerxen obtained a Master of Arts in Creativity and Innovation from the University of Malta in 2006 and a postgraduate Diploma in Education (Administration and Management) in 2005, after having read for a B.Ed. (Hons) Degree. She is currently reading for a PhD in Management Studies at the University of Exeter, UK with a focus on organizational culture and its impact on creativity, and also lectures at the University of Malta on thinking systems and innovation, creativity in education, entrepreneurship and educational leadership. Shirley’s work experience includes eleven years teaching in Maltese State schools, and was responsible for designing the thinking skills programme that was implemented in local state schools for several years. She has conducted several workshops and training in thinking systems with diverse local and international organizations from the private and public sector. She has been involved in a number of EU projects related to the dissemination and development of creativity. 

For further details, including research interests and publications, see: 

https://www.um.edu.mt/profile/shirleypulisxerxen

Back to Top 

 

 natalie

Ms Natalie Swaine Nwoko
Visiting Assistant Lecturer
BA (Hons) Social Work; M.A. Creativity and Innovation; PG.Cert. in Therapeutic Play Skills (Cant.)

Ms Natalie Swaine Nwoko obtained a BA (Hons) in Social Work from the University of Malta and a Master of Arts in Creativity and Innovation from the University of Malta, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills from Canterbury Church Christ University (UK).  She currently lectures part-time at the Edward de Bono Institute on critical and creative thinking.


Calendar
Notices
Christmas Recess
We would like to inform you that our offices will be closed for Christmas Recess between Tuesday 23rd December and Sunday 4th January (both days inclusive). We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Innovation Challenge: Go Green

Are you aged between 17 and 30? Are you interested in issues related to environmental sustainability? If so, this brand new competition is just for you! Please click here for details and join our Facebook page for news and updates.

GEW 2014

As the National Host for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), The Edward de Bono Institute teamed up with several partners to organise a variety of events between the 17th and the 23rd November 2014. Please click here for more information.

Schools for the Future

A delegation of school principals from different States in India recently attended a short course at the Edward de Bono Institute entitled Schools for the Future: Fostering Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education...  

Optional Study Units

Please click here to access the list of Optional Study Units, available for undergraduate students.

Exam Timetable Sem 1

Please click here to access the Provisional Examination Timetable for Academic Year 2014/15 - Semester 1

Master Timetable Sem 1

Please click here to download the timetable for Academic Year 2014/15 - Semester 1

Annual Report - October 2013 - September 2014

Please click here to access The Edward de Bono Institute's Annual Report for the period 01 October 2013 to 30 September 2014.

 
 
Last Updated: 15 December 2014

Log In back to UoM Homepage
University of Malta
L-Università ta' Malta