Teaching faculty

Albert CARUANA is Professor of Marketing at the University of Malta and at the University of Bologna. He is also coordinator of the Corporate Communications Unit at the Faculty of Media and knowledge Sciences at the University of Malta. Dr. Caruana holds a Ph.D. in marketing from Henley Management College, Brunel University in the UK and has lectured in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, USA and United Kingdom at Masters and Doctoral levels. He has undertaken post-doctoral research as Fulbright Fellow in the US during 2004; as Commonwealth Research Scholar in 2000; and on various research fellowships in Australia. His current research interests include services marketing and marketing communications. He has published numerous papers in referred journals that include: Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing and the European Journal of Marketing.  


Mark Anthony CAMILLERI is a resident academic lecturer at the University of Malta. He is a PhD graduate from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He holds relevant academic experience in teaching and lecturing business subjects at graduate and post graduate levels in Hong Kong, Malta and the UK.  His current research interests include corporate social responsibility, sustainability and stakeholder engagement. He is a frequent speaker and reviewer at the American Marketing Association’s Marketing and Public Policy annual conference.  His academic papers are often published by highly reputable peer-reviewed journals.  


Saviour CHIRCOP is Associate Professor at the University of Malta. Besides teaching at the graduate and post graduate level in Malta, France and the US, Professor Chircop has undertaken consultancy work in industry and education both in Malta and internationally. He has regularly presented his work at both at the American Evaluation Association and the American Educational Research Association and is also a past recipient of the Marcia Guttenntag Award by the American Evaluation Society. Dr. Chircop has a Ph.D. from Syracuse University, USA.  


George CHRISTODOULIDES is a Professor of Marketing and Head of Marketing Group at Birkbeck, University of London. His research interests lie in the areas of digital marketing and brand management, particularly the impact of mobile, interactive and social media on consumer-brand relationships. George’s research has attracted funding from prestigious external bodies including the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy and the Academy of Marketing.  He is a regular presenter and invited speaker at international conferences, and his research has appeared in several academic journals including Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Advertising Research, European Journal of Marketing and Journal of Marketing Management. 


Frauke MATTISON THOMPSON PhD is a Lecturer of Marketing at King's College London. Her research interests include consumer privacy, international marketing, marketing communications, consumer loyalty and consumer loyalty program engagement. She has published papers that include the Journal of Business Research, Theory and Decision, the Journal of Consumer Behavior. Frauke is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Market Research. 


Kirk PLANGGER is a Lecturer in Marketing at King’s College London, where he teaches modules on consumer behaviour and digital marketing. His general research interests include how technology impacts consumer behaviour and the subsequent effect  on marketing strategy, and specifically, consumer privacy and consumer engagement.  Kirk has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, AMS Review, Business Horizons and the Journal of Public Affairs. Kirk holds editorial review board positions for the Journal of Advertising Research (JAR) and the Marketing Education Review (MER). He also acts as an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of academic and practitioner journals and conferences.


Joseph VELLA is a lecturer with the Corporate Communication Unit at the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences at the University of Malta. He holds a PhD in Marketing from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. His research focuses on consumer behaviour, customer relationship management and internal marketing particularly in a service context and has published referred papers in these areas. Dr. Vella has extensive practical experience and has been managing director of his own engineering company and previously has also worked in brand management.


Douglas WEST PhD is Professor of Marketing and head of the marketing research group at King's College London and Programme Director for the MSc in International Marketing. His research interests include: creative and risky decision-making in the advertising business and heuristic versus algorithmic decision-making by managers when choosing creative projects. He has published various papers that include: the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research and European Journal of Marketing. He is currently the Executive Editor of the Journal of Advertising Research.

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